Crimea crisis: Russian air defence on heavy security regime in Crimea

15:21 Nov. 30, 2016

Russian air defence on heavy security regime in Crimea

Russian navy ships and helicopters take a part in a landing operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea (AP photo)

Ground-base and waterborne units are alerted in the occupied Crimea on the eve of Ukraine's drills

The air defence units in Russian-occupied Crimea has been ordered to switch to high-security regime amid Ukraine's preparation for upcoming missile exercises, the Russian state-run TASS media report. 

According to their sources, the Russian officials consider Ukraine's drill a specific PR act aimed to create a nervous environment. Although, the military command claim they possess a real potential threat. 

The ground-based and waterborne air defence units are switched to heavy security regime, the military sources told Russian media. 

Read also Russia shouts 'provocation'

As reported previously, on December 1-2, Ukraine plans to hold the missile firing exercises, a move that angered Russia and triggered deployment of anti-missile defence in the occupied Crimea. 

Read also Russia deploys anti-aircraft system (video)

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