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Berezovsky Named Deputy Commander of Black Sea Fleet

President Vladimir Putin has appointed former Ukrainian naval chief Denis Berezovsky as the new deputy commander of Russia's Black Sea fleet, the Kremlin's press service said in a statement Monday.

Rear Admiral Berezovsky was dismissed from his post as head of the Ukrainian Navy on March 2 after he swore his allegiance to Crimea, instead of the interim government in Kiev.

Ukraine's general prosecutor opened a criminal case against Berezovsky on treason charges on the same day.

See also:

Putin Says Crimea Takeover Shows Russian Military Prowess

Obama Seeks Support Against Russia as Ukraine Retreats

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