The Black Sea Fleet, which since May 2019, Admiral Igor Osipov has been in command, it is planned to strengthen it with Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov.
Vice-Admiral Viktor Sokolov is planned to be appointed as the new commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. This was reported by the Crimean Wind telegram channel, citing its own sources.
“Sources reported a change in command of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. The Black Sea Fleet, which has been commanded by Admiral Igor Osipov since May 2019, is planned to be strengthened by Vice Admiral Viktor Nikolaevich Sokolov,” the message says.
It is reported that Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov is 59 years old.
“He served as the commander of a mine-torpedo warhead on several ships, chief of staff and commander of a minesweeper battalion (Pacific Fleet) to deputy commander of the Northern Fleet (since 2013) and head of the Military Scientific Center of the Navy Naval Academy named after Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union N.G. Kuznetsov (since 2020),” the TG channel reports .
Recall that on August 9, explosions at a Russian military base occurred in Crimea near Novofedorovka.
Later, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that large-scale explosions at an air base in Crimea occurred due to detonation ammunition. The loss of aircraft and personnel in the Russian Federation is not recognized.
According to Forbes Ukraine, aircraft worth more than $300 million were destroyed.