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Alexander Vitko to head Russia's Black Sea Fleet

17 April 2013 - 5:33pm

Vice Admiral Alexander Vitko has been appointed as the new head of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the Russian Defense Ministry says in a statement.

The fleet was previously headed by Vice Admiral Alexander Fedotenko, who has been appointed deputy commander of Russian Naval Forces.

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