Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Thursday briefed Putin on the progress of the snap drills of the Russian occupation forces in Crimea, as reported by an UNIAN correspondent.
“The troops and forces taking part in the drills were deployed at a distance of 3,000 km in 18 ranges; the military group in Crimea was enhanced,” said Shoigu.…
The Black Sea Fleet and airborne troops are practicing in coast defense, the issues of refuting amphibious assault, according to the minister. Air defense units and fighter aircraft located in Crimea are engaged in countering massive airstrikes of a conditional adversary, Shoigu said.
Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov said that the drills suggested “full” combat readiness protocol.
Full article: Russia beefs up military forces in occupied Crimea (UNIAN)