Russia to establish naval base on Kuril Islands
An airport network is to be restored on the Kuril Islands, work on its creation is connected to the establishment of a Russian naval base, announced Senator Frants Klintsevich as reported by RIA Novosti.
The naval base will accept “any ships”, including first rank vessels. Work to establish the base will begin soon, the senator noted. “Everything is going strictly according to plan, without rushed bursts,” he added.
As Interfax reports with reference to Klintsevich, organizational matters are currently being dealt with. Earlier Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that a Russian division will be deployed to the Kurils. According to him, the …read more