Alerting military activity of Russia: Russian heavy bombers training over Black Sea and Crimea - Ukrainian inteligence

17:52 Aug. 29, 2016

Russian heavy bombers training over Black Sea and Crimea - Ukrainian inteligence

Russian Tu-95MS heavy bomber and MiG-29 fighter jet (Photo by Wikimedia)

At least two heavy bombers Tu-95MS completed training flights over the Crimea and Black Sea

Ukrainian military intelligence reports about new episodes of alarming Russian military trainings on the borders of Ukraine and in occupied territories. Among all the measures of the preparatory phase of the strategic army exercises "Caucasus-2016" of Russian military during the day two cases draw attention of Ukrainian special services.

The first one – two strategic bombers Tu-95MS from the 22 heavy bomber division, based in Saratov region of Russia, were noted in the airspace of the Black Sea and occupied Crimea. They completed the training flight on overcoming air defense systems on southwest operational direction with the purpose of commencing missile and bomb strikes. Ukrainian regions of Odesa, Kherson and Mykolaiv are on this direction from occupied Crimea.

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The second alarming episode – massive training of units of 10th separate spetsnaz brigade from Molkino on different methods of getting to the operational area with the reconnaissance and sabotage tasks. Those trainings took place in "Kuzminsky" Range of Southern Military District of Russia (Rostov-on-Don). Kuzminsky firing range is about 50 km (30 miles) from the Ukrainian border.

Previousy Ukrainian military intelligence reported, that Russia ordered to 'kill the Minsk agreements'.

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