All fleets and the Caspian flotilla become subordinate directly to the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. The reassignment process is being completed, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
“The work of reassigning the fleets and the Caspian flotilla directly to the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy is being completed. This will make it possible to more effectively manage the fleet and fleets, introduce unified approaches to planning the use and training of Navy groupings in modern conditions,” the minister said.
Such a solution will make it possible to more effectively manage the fleet and flotilla and introduce “unified approaches to planning the use and training of Navy groupings in modern conditions.”
“The implementation of the activity plan of the Main Command of the Navy this year made it possible to increase the combat capabilities of the fleets and the Caspian flotilla, to bring the level of modern military and special equipment to 74%,” said Sergei Shoigu.
Currently, the Baltic Fleet is subordinate to the Western Military District, the Northern Fleet is part of the Northern Fleet joint strategic command, the Pacific Fleet is part of the Eastern Military District, and the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla are subordinate to the Southern Military District.
Internal reshuffles have become known in April 2023. Then it was reported that four fleets and the Caspian flotilla would be returned to direct subordination to the main command of the Russian Navy. The Northern Fleet will retain the status of a military district with resubordination to the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy.