Full Steam Ahead: Russia to Maintain Naval Shipbuilding Despite Economy

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Russian Deputy Defense Minister said that Russian Navy’s shipbuilding plans will not be cut back over the current economic situation.

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ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) The Russian Navy’s shipbuilding plans will not be cut back over the current economic situation in the country, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Thursday.

“We will not decrease our shipbuilding program for the fleet. Everything that was announced will be built,” Borisov told journalists.

Borisov said that the Russian Navy expects 10 first- and second-rank ships and another 40 support vessels to enter into service by the end of 2015.

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