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How the loss of the Commander will affect the Russian Black Sea Fleet

Sep 26, 2023

The elimination of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Viktor Sokolov will create problems with the control of troops for the Russian army.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine, citing a statement by Dmytro Pletenchuk, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy, during a telethon.


He recalled that Russia has admirals to manage its fleets, who know well what condition their forces and personnel are in, how to properly manage them and how to deploy them.

"And now they are losing the person who manages this whole process. And with him, his staff, which also manages the fleet. Because you need to understand that this is a fairly large group," Pletenchuk said.

He said that fleet management requires a large number of managers to take care of key processes. But now the main part of this mechanism has become inoperable.

"Yes, last night they were still striking by inertia. But, as I said today, it's like a chicken running around without a head. It runs, and does something, but it is already dead. Therefore, as of now, they will have corresponding problems with troop control," the Navy spokesman added.

As a reminder, yesterday the Special Operations Forces clarified information about Russian casualties as a result of a strike on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol on September 22.

According to the Ukrainian Special Forces, 34 officers were killed, including the Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 26/09/2023

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