Despite the pending enlargement of the European Union and the possible NATO expansion, the Baltic Fleet will stay in the Kaliningrad region, Commander-in-Chief of Russia's Navy Vladimir Kuroyedov told journalists Thursday. No changes regarding the Fleet's location are planned. According to the commander-in-chief of the Navy, the Russian semi-enclave on the Baltic Sea may find itself surrounded by NATO and EU member states. Nevertheless, the Fleet will continue to ensure Russia's security in this region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia