PUTIN PURGE: Russian leader sacks EVERY commander in his Baltic fleet after ‘they refused to confront Western ships’

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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during celebrations for Navy Day in the Kaliningrad region in 2015. He has reportedly carried out a Stalin-style purge by sacking every commander in his Baltic fleet | Image: Getty Images

 

50 officers including Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk have reportedly been fired in a Stalin-style bloodletting

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has taken a page out of Joseph Stalin’s book — and sacked every commander in his Baltic fleet.

As many as 50 senior officers including a Vice Admiral have been purged amid reports they refused to confront Western ships.

Other Russian news sites also speculated that attempts to cover up a crash between a Russian sub and a Polish boat may have been behind the bloodletting. Continue reading

Iranian Navy to Employ Modern Subs in Upcoming Naval Exercises

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Iran’s newly launched Ghadir submarines move in the southern port of Bandar Abbas in Persian Gulf, Iran – © AP Photo/ Fars News Agency, Ebrahim Norouzi

 

The maneuver is set to be held on the occasion of Navy Day (November 28), a combination of naval exercises will be held, including various capabilities and tactics, Tasnim News agency reported. Continue reading