Russia is sending a large number of landing troops to Crimea
MOSCOW, ($1=72.59 Russian Rubles) – By the beginning of December, the Russian military will complete the formation of a new airborne assault regiment in Crimea, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing Interfax.
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“By the beginning of December this year, the reorganization of the separate Guards amphibious landing formation Kamishinski into an amphibious landing formation, which will become part of the Novorossiysk Guards Airborne Mountain Formation, will be completed,” the Russian ministry said. On Wednesday, after an extended meeting of the military council of the Russian Air Force.
In March, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said plans to reorganize the 56th Airborne Brigade [Kamishin, Volgograd Oblast] into the 56th Airborne Assault Regiment with a permanent base in Feodosia [Crimea] by the end of the year.
In October, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russian Airborne Commander Andrei Serdyukov had inspected the construction of the new regiment’s facilities in Feodosia.
Over the years, the Russian military has significantly strengthened the group in Crimea, including through the S-400 Triumph [Almaz-Antey] long-range air defense systems.
In November 2018, the Fourth Division of the S-400 Triumph Air Defense System took on combat duty in Dzhankoi in the northern part of Crimea. Dzhankoi has located about 30 km from the border with Ukraine. Earlier, the Russian military placed three S-400 divisions on combat duty in Crimea: in January 2017 in Feodosia, in January 2018 in Sevastopol, and in September 2018 in Evpatoria.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced that a group has been set up in Crimea that can protect against any threats.
The defense of the peninsula is provided by ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, naval aviation, and air defense aircraft. An army corps has been set up in Crimea, including coastal defense and intelligence formations, artillery units, air defense units, engineering, and logistics support, RHB protection, communications, and others. The Russian military has modern anti-ship coastal missile systems Bal and Bastion in Crimea.
In recent years, the Russian Black Sea Fleet has received new ships, diesel-electric submarines equipped with Caliber cruise missiles.
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