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Putin sacks EVERY commander in his Baltic fleet in Stalin-style purge 'after top brass refusal to follow his orders to confront Western ships'

Jenifer Newtonh

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July 12, 2016

  • Up to 50 officers in Russia's Baltic fleet have been sacked by Vladimir Putin
  • Among those to be sacked were the head of the fleet and his chief of staff
  • It came after the Baltic fleet reportedly refused to confront Western ships
  • Sackings have been described in Russian media as a 'Stalin-style purge' 

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