18:21 Jul. 30, 2016
Air defence systems remained on the peninsula after it was seized by Russia
Russian army is not going to use Ukrainian S-300 air defence missile systems, which were left over after the peninsula was seized back in 2014.
This was reported by the Russian RIA Novosti news agency, referring to its own source in Crimean power structures.
The agency's source specified that the S-300 systems are put into storages, and Russian military will neither repair nor operate them.
On Saturday Russia's state-run Almaz-Antey arms company inaugurated its new service centre in Sevastopol that will repair air defence systems stationed in annexed Crimea.
As earlier reported, Russia will deliver to the occupied peninsula its newest S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems made by the same manufacturer.