Russia: Admiral Alexander Moiseev Is the New Navy Leader

Her defence ministry announced today that Admiral Alexander Moiseev is taking over his new leader. In a teleconference with the top commanders of the Russian armed forces, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu also said that Vice-Admiral Konstantin Kabadsov was appointed commander of the North Navy Fleet and Vice-Admiral Sergei Pinchuk commander of the Black Sea Fleet. By presidential decree Moiseev replaces Nikolai Evmenov who was captain of the Navy since May 2019. Moiseev had already appeared in his new capacity in mid-March, at a ceremony held at the port of Crostend. Pinchuk was born in 1971 in Sevastopol, Crimea, according to his resume posted on the ministry website. In 2011 he was promoted to commander of the Novorosik naval base, in the Black Sea while in 2016 he assumed the reins of the Caspian Fleet. The change of command in the Black Sea Fleet comes after a series of Ukrainian successes in this zone, as its attacks with floating drones or rockets forced the Russian fleet into folding. Ukraine sank or caused damage to many Russian warships and managed to open a sea route to extract its cereals. Ukrainian forces bombed in September 2023 the general staff of the Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol while a year earlier sank Moskva, the flagship of the Russian fleet.