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An expanded meeting of the Military Council of the Northern Fleet was held today in Severomorsk, at which the results of the activities of the forces of the united strategic command in the 2020 academic year were summed up.

Opening the meeting, the commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseyev, noted that the peculiarity of the coming year was that the training of military command and control bodies, forces and forces of the fleet was carried out under the conditions of restrictions introduced to counter the spread of the new coronavirus infection. Nevertheless, all the events planned for 2020 have been worked out in full and with high quality. The main tasks facing the fleet have been accomplished.

The outgoing year for the Northern Fleet was full of events of combat and operational training, campaigns of detachments of warships and support vessels in the Arctic, Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and other regions of the World Ocean, unique events of expeditionary and research activities. The Severomors took part in the Ocean Shield 2020, the largest Russian Navy exercise in recent years, and conducted a number of special exercises.

In the course of the Military Council, the deputy commander of the fleet, heads of directorates and services analyzed the results of the work of the military command bodies to maintain a given level of readiness for solving tasks, the results of the operation of weapons and military equipment, the activities of logistical support structures, financial and economic activities and military-political works in 2020. And also tasks for 2021 were formulated.

Summing up the results of the training and combat activities in the 2020 academic year, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev noted that the Northern Fleet has everything necessary for the successful implementation of tasks to ensure the military security of the state in its area of ​​responsibility.

Based on the results of inspections and measures of operational and combat training during the year, the Kola Flotilla of heterogeneous forces was determined as the best military command in the Northern Fleet. The best formations are a division of strategic missile submarines, a division of missile ships and a separate motorized rifle brigade.

The best submarine is the strategic missile submarine Bryansk, the best surface ship is the large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk, the best coastal unit is a special task force for combating submarine sabotage forces and assets of the Kola Flotilla of diverse forces, the best aviation unit is the shipborne fighter aircraft the regiment commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Vyacheslav Lunin, the best part of the air defense forces is the anti-aircraft missile regiment of the air defense division under the command of Colonel Nikolai Markovin, the best support group is the group of support vessels for the hydrographic service area of ​​the White Sea Naval Base, the best rescue vessel is the rescue tugboat ” Altai ”, the best support vessel is the medium sea tanker“ Akademik Pashin ”, the best hydrographic vessel is the hydrographic vessel“ Horizon ”.

At the end of the meeting of the Military Council, the commander of the Northern Fleet set tasks for his subordinates for the new academic year. Traditionally, the priorities include targeted activities to develop and improve infrastructure in the Arctic, maintain a high combat readiness of the forces and troops of the fleet, ensure the presence of fleet forces in strategically important areas on an ongoing basis, master new technology and ensure testing of promising weapons in the Northern Fleet.

Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseev thanked his subordinates for their good work during the academic year and expressed confidence that the Northern Fleet will show decent results in the next academic year as well.

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