Russian president announced that it will build new ships to expand its military presence in the ocean
Data for: July 2, 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits the Navy
Global Times special correspondent Hua Song reported, according to Russian news report over time, access in Singapore Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Nov. 16 visit here, announced the Russian Navy guided missile cruiser, Russia’s navy plans to expand its military presence in the world’s oceans, this will be equipped with new warships.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited November 16, Singapore’s Changi Naval Base is a friendly visit to the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet missile cruiser, set foot on deck to accept the whole crew lined after Medvedev in the officers’ rest Room with a crew who talks.
Asked if the Russian Navy plans to expand its military presence in the oceans of the world’s problems, Dmitry Medvedev, a definite answer: “Yes, there is the plan of the Russian navy only has truly was only when as a true maritime power. Recently the number of Navy ships set sail a significant increase, which is Russia’s growing financial strength of the other, with state leadership to send the navy to perform various tasks on the will and desire, this is not just for our national interests, but also to other countries and international community as a whole, one example is the fight against piracy. In order to ensure that our presence in various regions of the world, we need to have a fighting fleet. “
Russian President pointed out that the 1990s have weakened the Russian Federation armed forces, including Navy. He said: “Therefore, our task now, in addition to sending the fleet, but also as much money into the development of the Navy. This decision has been made to develop a weapons program, within the framework of this program will purchase naval vessels, next year will be taken some steps in this direction. “
Medvedev acknowledged that because of the economic crisis, Russia and other countries, the overall financial strength decreased, but the crisis did not the Russian army and its weapons procurement have a real impact. He said: “The military component of the financial crisis, the impact of weapons and equipment procurement, will be the absolute minimum of the State of weapons and equipment procurement plan is maintained all the fundamental aspects, both at the strategic level, or on other aspects of Russia Armed Forces weaponry big facelift will occur in 2011-2012, the main aspects of the dress in the rate should reach 30-50%, the rate of individual aspects of the facelift will reach 85-90 %。”