The Crimean naval base that operated as part of the Russian Black Sea Fleet until 1996 was revived as a separate unit at the beginning of December, Interfax-AVN was told at the fleet's headquarters on Sunday.
"The revived naval unit has been operational since December 1. Its headquarters is located in Sevastopol in the place where the Ukrainian Navy used to have its headquarters until March 19. The new large unit is led by Capt. 1st Rank Yuri Zemsky who used to be the commander of a naval task group in the Mediterranean," the spokesman said.
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