The catastrophe of the submarine “Kursk” became a consequence of the General poor state of the armed forces. This opinion was expressed by President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the film journalist Andrei Kondrashov “Putin”, which is posted on YouTube Sunday, March 11.
“Let’s be honest: we know in what state then were in the armed forces. Frankly, there is nothing surprising. But the tragedy is enormous, so many people died,” Putin said.
He recalled that after the collapse of the Soviet Union there was a huge difficulty in the economy and in the social sphere, and in the army. According to the President, the situation in the Navy was also difficult, “the allowance was minimal, got it irregularly, housing issues were not solved at all.”
Putin also noted that in the days when the tragedy occurred, he “just assumed the duties of President, the elections just passed.” “I didn’t even know that there are serious exercises. The Minister of defence was called and told that we lost the boat, but found out already and start working. It was not clear that there is something tragic, but then it turned full volume and in full growth” â€” shared memories of the head of state.
Later during the investigation, the government Commission had determined that the explosion occurred in the torpedo room, fire and then the detonation of ammunition. “The body is practically broke, and, of course, it is impossible to forget,” added Putin.
Missile-carrying nuclear submarine cruiser “Kursk” sank 12 August 2000 in the Barents sea at a depth of 108 meters. On Board were 118 people. All crew members were killed.More important news Telegram-channel “Tape days”. Signed!