As part of a surprise check on the combat readiness of Russian troops today, 22 April, the main stage of the exercises has begun on the Crimean peninsula. Reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
According to the department, to the teachings, to be held at the Opuk training ground, the troops of the Southern Military District and units of the Airborne Forces are involved.
So, it is planned to carry out practicing of various kinds of practical actions with parts of the forces of the Caspian Flotilla, which were previously transferred to the Black Sea area. Also, during the maneuvers, it is planned to involve parts of the coastal forces of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy., warships and naval auxiliary vessels.
On the eve, the connection of the Airborne Forces with military equipment was sent by VTA aircraft (military transport aircraft) to the designated area for the exercise.
In the messages of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, it is said about the involvement of marine units in the maneuvers. The Marines will operate from the BDK (large landing ships) and landing boats.
The territory and water area in the area of the exercises are covered by air defense calculations. Also involved are anti-ship coastal missile systems..
In the West, commenting on Russian military exercises in Crimea, once again express concern, but at the same time, for some reason, they do not express any concern, when their military exercises near the borders of Russia (including in Ukraine and Georgia) are carried out by parts of NATO.
used photos:VKontakte / Ministry of Defense of Russia