Russian defence minister sacks Baltic Fleet command -Media

By: | Published: June 29, 2016 7:14 PM

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has sacked the commander of the Baltic Fleet and his chief of staff for "dereliction of duty" and "distortion of the real state of things", Russian media reported on Wednesday.

Shoigu cited "serious drawbacks" in the military training and everyday activities of the fleet's units and "a lack of proper care for the personnel". (Reuters)Shoigu cited “serious drawbacks” in the military training and everyday activities of the fleet’s units and “a lack of proper care for the personnel”. (Reuters)

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has sacked the commander of the Baltic Fleet and his chief of staff for “dereliction of duty” and “distortion of the real state of things”, Russian media reported on Wednesday.

Shoigu cited “serious drawbacks” in the military training and everyday activities of the fleet’s units and “a lack of proper care for the personnel”.

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