Putin Expands Black Sea fleet 25-09-2014
Putin orders vast expansion of Russia Black Sea fleet
with a new base in territory he seized from Ukraine – as fighting continues in war-torn country
- Russia will increase its Black Sea fleet with more than 80 new warships
- The Fleet will boast 206 ships and vessels by 2020, a naval chief said
- Putin visited the port city of Novorossiysk amid tensions with Nato
- It came as reports of fresh fighting around Donetsk emerged
Published: 15:52 GMT, 23 September 2014
Russia will increase its Black Sea fleet with more than 80 new warships by 2020 and will complete a second naval base for the fleet near the city of Novorossiysk by 2016, its commander said on Tuesday.
In comments made to President Vladimir Putin as he visited the port city, Vice Admiral Alexander Vitko said a second Black Sea base was needed in addition to the main base on the Crimea peninsula annexed from Ukraine because of Nato expansion.
'Eighty ships and other vessels are expected to arrive (in Novorossiysk) before 2020. The Black Sea Fleet will have 206 ships and vessels by 2020,' Vitko told Putin.
Ezekiel 38 Speaks of Russia's invasion of the Middle East coming with many ships and weapons of warfare. Bible Students are not surprised with this continuing development within Russia as it all points to the last days in which we live before the final conflict of man ends in the Middle East by the intervention of Christ.