Putin: Russia must strengthen its status as one of the leading Maritime powers

the Russian Navy is one of the key components of national security. In the twenty-first century Russia needs not only to maintain its status as one of the leading naval powers, but to strengthen it, said Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the leadership of the Navy.

Therefore, the share of modern weapons in the Navy should be 70% in the near future. This level is not enough to achieve, we still have to support him, Putin said in the TV channel “Russia 24”.

Recall, January 9, the Russian President observed joint exercises of the black sea and Northern fleets aboard the missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov”. During the maneuvers of combat ships and aircraft conducted launches of cruise missiles “Caliber” and hypersonic missiles “Dagger”.