Russia to Help Launch Vietnams Submarines This Year

RIA Novosti
Wednesday 6th March, 2013

HANOI, Match 6 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow will proceed with plans this year to help Vietnam launch a new submarine fleet and train the crews, Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. “This year our joint efforts will open a new page in Vietnam’s navy – a new fleet will appear,” Shoigu said, after talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Defense Minister General Phung Quang Thanh. Shoigu said the two ministers discussed “crew training and preparation of the submarines,” for which Russian military schools will provide assistance, he said. In 2009, Vietnam ordered a…

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