In a move seen as a response to ongoing challenges in its Ukraine campaign, Russia announced last week its plans to re-establish the Dnieper Flotilla.

Renewed Focus on Riverine Warfare

Looks like the Ukraine conflict is getting a splash of history.

Russia recently announced they’re bringing back the Dnieper Flotilla, an old-school river navy unit that’s been in and out of service since, well, practically forever (1737, to be exact).

Reports vary on the exact date, with some Russian media outlets stating March 22nd, 2024, while official pronouncements, including one from Defense Minister Shoigu on March 20th, suggest an earlier announcement.

Regardless of the two-day difference, Russia’s plan to revive the Dnieper Flotilla marks a significant development.