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Vladimir Putin marks Russia’s Navy Day, reveals plans for 26 new ships

Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed a major boost to the navy’s fleet, some armed with Kalibr cruise missiles. In a show of strength, amid heightened tensions with the West, 26 new…

  • DW

The Russian Navy will receive 26 new warships and other vessels this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin told an audience in St. Petersburg on Sunday to mark Russian Navy Day.

Ula 1a“In total in 2018 the navy should get 26 new warships, motor boats and vessels including four battleships with Kalibr cruise missiles,” he revealed.

The Kalibr cruise…

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