Russia parades its navy to flaunt ‘growing power’, with 40 brand-new ships guaranteed

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    Russia parades its navy to show off 'growing power', with 40 new ships promised

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    President Vladimir Putin guaranteed the navy will get 40 brand-new ships and vessels (Picture:AP/Reuters)

    Russia has actually revealed the power of its navy throughout a parade in St Petersburg.

    President Vladimir Putin guaranteed 40 brand-new ships and vessels this year when speaking at the occasion today.

    The Navy Day parade, which likewise occurred in close-by Kronshtadt, included 46 ships and vessels and more than 4,000 soldiers.

    It intended to ‘demonstrate the growing power of our navy’, Putin stated.

    He included it would be geared up with hypersonic weapons to enhance its fight abilities.

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    ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 26, 2020: The BT-115 coastal minesweeper (Project 12650), left, and the Vladimir Yemelyanov minesweeper take part in a military parade on Russian Navy Day. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS (Photo by Sergei FadeichevTASS via Getty Images)

    The Navy Day parade in St Petersburg (Picture: Getty)

    epa08566629 Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) arrives to attend the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia, 26 July 2020. EPA/DMITRI LOVETSKY / POOL

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shows up to go to the military parade (Picture: EPA)

    Opening the parade, he stated that ‘six more vessels for the far-sea zone were laid down at Russia’s 3 leading shipyards’ in the previous couple of days.

    The Kremlin has actually made military modernisation its leading concern amidst stress with the West that followed Moscow’s 2014 addition of Crimea.

    ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 26, 2020: The Nakhimovets, Yunarmeyets Zapolyarya, Yunarmeyets Belomorya counter sabotage boats, the D-172 landing boat bring a reproduction of Peter the Great's Botik [Boat] and the Yuarmeyets Baltiki counter sabotage boat (L-R) participate in a military parade on Russian Navy Day. Sergei Bobylev/TASS (Photo by Sergei BobylevTASS by means of Getty Images)

    The Nakhimovets, Yunarmeyets Zapolyarya, Yunarmeyets Belomorya counter sabotage boats (Picture: Getty)

    SEVASTOPOL, RUSSIA - JULY 26, 2020: Combat divers take part in a military parade on Russian Navy Day. Sergei Malgavko/TASS (Photo by Sergei MalgavkoTASS via Getty Images)

    Combat scuba divers participate in a military parade (Picture: Getty)

    Su-25 jet fighters release smoke in the colours of the Russian state flag during the Navy Day parade in Saint Petersburg, Russia July 26, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

    Jets fly overhead (Picture: Reuters)

    Similar parades marking Russia’s Navy Day occurred in the Far Eastern cities of Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsk, Sevastopol in the annexed Crimea, the seaport towns of Severomorsk and Baltiysk, Kaspirsk in the south of Russia and the port city of Tartus in Syria.

    Earlier today Putin participated in an event of keel-laying of brand-new warships in Crimea and vowed to continue an enthusiastic program of constructing brand-new warships, stating that Russia requires a strong navy to protect its interests and ‘help maintain a strategic balance and global stability.’

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