Igor Osipov, Commander of the Russian Fleet: We are in control

Igor Osipov, Commander of the Russian Fleet: We are in control


On Thursday, July 28, 2022, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the actions of the Russian fleet in the framework of the special military operation in Ukraine led to the achievement of supremacy over the enemy in the Sea of ​​Azov.

During the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, the Russian Federation’s Black Sea Fleet gained dominance in the Sea of ​​Azov and established control over the northwestern part of the Black Sea, said Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Igor Osipov.

In his information, “The combat operational activity of the Russian Fleet in the Black Sea, during special military operations, made it possible to gain dominance over the enemy in the Sea of ​​Azov and establish control over the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

The ships and aircraft of the Russian fleet destroy critical enemy targets with long-range high-precision weapon attacks, support the offensive operations of the ground forces group,” Osipov specified, in his congratulatory message on the occasion of the Day of the Russian Navy, according to Interfax.

“Today, the servicemen of the Black Sea Fleet, showing courage and heroism, are successfully carrying out combat missions within the framework of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine,” said the fleet commander. According to him, fleet personnel make a significant contribution to strengthening the military security of the Russian Federation on its southern borders.

Igor Osipov recalled the importance of a modern fleet

On the occasion of Navy Day, Osipov reaffirmed that “no one doubts the importance for Russia of having a modern, powerful and combat-ready navy.” The admiral recalled that more than 54,000 servicemen of the Black Sea Fleet received orders and medals for their heroism during the Great War for the Defense of the Fatherland (1941-1945), 10 surface ships and submarines received the title of Guardians, and many units and ships they received state awards.

He also recalled that in the post-war period, this unit successfully countered the aggressive policy of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the Mediterranean region and was a reliable outpost of the country in the Cold War.

in historical context, Russian Navy Day was originally adopted by a resolution of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Soviet Union and the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolshevik) on June 22, 1939 as Navy Day of the Soviet Union, being celebrated annually on July 24th. But, since 1980, it has been celebrated on the last Sunday of July.