Kremlin Dismisses Top Russian Admiral Amid Black Sea Fleet Attacks by Ukraine
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By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies

Recent reports emerging from British military intelligence suggest that the Kremlin has relieved Adm. Nikolai Yevmenov, the commander of the Russian Federation navy, of his duties following devastating attacks on the Black Sea fleet by Ukraine, a country lacking its warships.

According to British officials, it is “highly likely” that Adm. Yevmenov has been sacked in the wake of significant losses suffered by Russian naval forces. Adm. Aleksandr Moiseyev, the current commander of the northern fleet, is expected to succeed Adm. Yevmenov in this critical role.

The decision to replace Adm. Yevmenov comes in the aftermath of the loss of the Sergei Kotov, a small warship, on March 5th. This marks the ninth major Russian vessel incapacitated since President Vladimir Putin initiated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

British military officials believe that Adm. Moiseyev’s primary objective, upon assuming command of the navy, will be to address the security challenges in the Black Sea region. Furthermore, he is anticipated to implement strategic changes aimed at enhancing the combat capabilities of the Black Sea fleet.

Adm. Moiseyev, known for his extensive experience as a submarine officer, previously served as the commander of the Black Sea fleet before assuming his current position as commander of the northern fleet.

As tensions continue to escalate in the region, the dismissal of Adm. Yevmenov underscores the Kremlin’s recognition of the need for swift action to bolster the Russian naval presence and safeguard its strategic interests in the Black Sea.

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