You should know: Russian missile divisions are leaving for Crimea

MOSCOW, ($1=76.23 Russian Rubles) – According to information from the Russian agency Interfax, quoted by the Ukrainian portal Mil.in.ua, Moscow is preparing to send new missile divisions to Crimea to strengthen the combat effectiveness of its troops in the region.

You should know: Russian missile divisions are leaving for Crimea
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Russia will strengthen the 22nd Army Corps stationed in Crimea, forming a completely new missile division. The 415th training center [training of junior specialists] will be fully deployed. These military units are part of the Russian Southern Military District, which is one of the four administrative military units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation in southwestern Russia.

Some Russian troops stationed abroad, such as military bases in South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Armenia, are also part of the Southern Military District.

BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that on January 11, 2022, as part of an exercise, the Russian military completed missile strikes in Crimea. In December 2021, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the creation of two new military training grounds, which will appear in 2022, one of which will be located in the annexed Crimea.

In the last few weeks, Russia has significantly increased its military presence along its border with Ukraine, as well as strengthened the combat effectiveness of its forces in the region, including Crimea. Russia has already set up a motorized infantry division in Crimea and is expected to set up two new divisions in the coming months. At the end of 2021, it became known that Moscow had formed a new assault regiment in Feodosia [Crimea].

You should know: Russian missile divisions are leaving for Crimea
Photo credit: NYT

The United States will seek UN assistance

The United States is considering bringing the Ukrainian issue to the UN Security Council in the event of a worsening situation due to Russia’s fault, Foreign Policy reported, citing its sources.

The paper writes that while “the United States can do little at the United Nations to force Russia, which has a veto in the Security Council, to abandon the invasion of Ukraine,” President Joe Biden nevertheless hopes by publicly opposing Russia in the UN Security Council to draw the attention of the world community to the problem.

Biden would also like to “demonstrate Russia’s diplomatic isolation and, if possible, drive a wedge between Russia and its most powerful ally, China,” given China’s constant talks at the United Nations in defense of US territorial sovereignty around the world, the magazine notes.

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