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The expert has told why the Navy of Russia increases presence in the Pacific Ocean - RIA Novosti, 9/4/2018


The anti-submarine corvette during the parade of the ships devoted to Day of Navy of Russia in Vladivostok. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 4 Sep — RIA Novosti. Growth of activity of the Pacific fleet of Russia is caused by need to ensure safety of east boundaries of the country, in particular Kuriles, at the same time actions of Russia don't bear any threats for neighbors in the region, the head of the All-Russian movement of support of the fleet captain of the first rank Mikhail Nenashev.© RIA Novosti / Igor Zarembo Pereyti in an image bank has told on Tuesday to RIA Novosti Effect of presence. Russia the beginnings the largest manoeuvers of the Navy in the Mediterranean morerane the Ministry of Defence of Japan has reported that across La Perouse Strait (divides the islands of Hokkaido and Sakhalin) there have passed 28 ships of the Russian Pacific fleet. Japan considers that it is the largest group of the Russian ships since Cold War which was carrying out similar maneuver. The agency emphasizes that the ships didn't make any hostile actions and didn't break the Japanese territorial waters. "Pass of the ships of our Pacific fleet is the last five-seven years a usual naval practice, there is nothing to be surprised to Japanese, and we have to increase even more there the presence as it will be demanded by development of the situation in the Pacific Rim in the next years" — Nenashev has told. At the same time the expert has emphasized that Moscow doesn't plan expansion to the Pacific Rim and a main goal of presence of TOF in this region — maintenance of safety of Russia. "The Pacific fleet is in the lead by the number of the ships which are in constant combat readiness. The Japanese comments are a confirmation of objectivity of the fact that we speak at ourselves within the country: today the fleet not at moorings, and in the sea. Besides Kuriles are our, Russian land and the Kuril region is especially important from the point of view of defense" — the interlocutor of the agency has emphasized.

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