Sergey Lipilin appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Baltic Fleet

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Vice Admiral Sergei Lipilin the new Chief of Staff of the Baltic Fleet, he has already taken up his duties.

“In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, Vice Admiral Sergei Lipilin was appointed Chief of Staff – First Deputy Commander of the Baltic Fleet, took over the affairs, position and took up his duties,” the Baltic Fleet press service said on Monday, April 19.

According to the press service of the Baltic Fleet, Lipilin was born on August 26, 1965 in the city of Nizhneudinsk, Irkutsk region. Graduated from the Pacific Higher Naval School. In 1987 he began his officer service as the commander of the control group of the mine and torpedo warhead of the patrol ship “Zealous” in the Pacific Fleet.

In 2004 he was appointed commander of the Varyag guards missile cruiser. In 2012 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces. Lipilin from 2014 to 2018 served as commander of troops and forces in the North-East of the country. Then, from 2018 to 2021, he was the deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet.

Lipilin was awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, II degree, and other awards.

Earlier in April, it became known that the electronic warfare (EW) troops of the Baltic and Northern fleets conducted exercises, during which ultra-long-range electronic warfare stations were tested. It was noted that the maneuvers were successful.