Commander-in-chief of Russian Navy leaves service for health reasons

Commander of the Northern fleet has begun fulfilling his duties

Admiral Vladimir Korolyov, commander of the Northern fleet, has begun fulfilling the duties of commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy because the incumbent commander-in-chief, Admiral Viktor Chirkov, has made a decision to leave the Russian Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry has reported.

"Admiral Viktor Chirkov has made a decision to leave military service, filing a relevant report, for health reasons," the press service and information department of the Russian Defense Ministry said in a report obtained by Interfax-AVN on March 14.

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