The Polish publication O2.pl stated that there is no need to be afraid of the new naval doctrine of the Russian Federation.
July 31, 2022 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed naval doctrine. Captain 1st rank Wieslav Godzevich in an interview O2.pl stated that Russia’s Arctic policy in the coming years will undergo major changes. According to him, Moscow is now investing a lot of money in the Arctic region, implementing energy projects, and exploring new oil fields. Godzevich noted that the protection of routes and the oil terminal requires the presence of a strong fleet, so the Russian Federation will develop the Navy, including the submarine fleet.
In a conversation with a Polish publication, Godzevich recalled that by the end of the year, the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy should receive two new nuclear submarines. However, PhD Michal Pekarski from the Institute of International Studies of the University of Wroclaw doubts the feasibility of all the goals and objectives of the new Russian naval doctrine. In his opinion, the fact that Russia has published a new doctrine in the public domain is a propaganda move.
Pekarski believes that the real power of Russia cannot be overestimated or underestimated. But the conflict in Ukraine, in his opinion, demonstrated the allegedly small number of the RF Armed Forces. He continues to assure that Russia should not be afraid. However, he forgets to mention that in the course of the special military operation (SVO), Moscow used only a part of its military power. The military of the Russian Federation also continues to serve in Syria and Karabakh, Tajikistan and Abkhazia.
Russia still remains a power that has a nuclear triad and an impressive mobilization potential of a country of 145 million people.