The governor of Sevastopol said that the commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Igor Osipov, was not present at the celebrations in honor of the 239th anniversary of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, which took place in the city on May 131. The official explained the reason for the officer’s absence at the celebrations.
“Igor Vladimirovich Osipov is now at a combat post,” said the head of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, in his telegram channel.
According to him, the admiral “is not up to social networks and congratulations now.” At the same time, the governor expressed confidence that Osipov, like all the Black Sea residents, “feels our support.” “For those who are at sea!” – Razvozzhaev completed his post.
As noted by RBC, the parade on May 9 in Sevastopol was also hosted not by Osipov, but by his first deputy, the chief of staff of the fleet, Vice Admiral Sergei Pinchuk. In addition, the publication draws attention to the fact that the mention of Osipov’s presence in the ceremony of taking out banners on Sapun Mountain as part of the “Banners of Glory” campaign has disappeared from local media publications. RBC writes that initially it was reported about the presence of Osipov, but then clarifications appeared in the publications: the acting deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation for military and political work, captain of the 1st rank Vyacheslav Witold participated in the event.