July 07, 2024

Russia Readies for More War


Russia Readies for More War
Russia's former flagship, the Moskva, which is now on the bottom of the Black Sea. George Chernilevsky, Wikimedia Commons

In a recent meeting with Russian shipbuilding magnates, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the need for the Russian Armed Forces to strengthen themselves in the face of growing international tensions.

Putin specifically noted the need to build up Russia's navy and cited "actions" already occurring; Russia's ongoing War in Ukraine, of course, not being mentioned but hinted at.

Which is interesting, given Russia's spotty record on that front when it comes to military hardware. Most notably, Russia's flagship, the Moskva, was sunk in April 2022 by Ukrainian anti-ship missiles.

Russian officials initially claimed the sinking was caused by a fire, which ignited a munitions store onboard.

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