Kremlin warns obtaining of US MANPADS by Syrian militants dangerous for Russian Air ForceRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 12:12
Kremlin says too early to speak about any kind of 'response' before WADA’s doping reportSport December 09, 12:06
South Korea parliament votes for impeachment of President ParkWorld December 09, 10:18
Lavrov says Moscow is uncertain whether Iraqi Al-Qaim was bombed on purposeRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 9:05
US Congress votes to make Magnitsky Act applicable to other statesWorld December 09, 8:18
Analysts assume Trump poised to improve ties with RussiaWorld December 09, 8:12
UN envoy on Syria suggests resumption of intra-Syrian talksWorld December 09, 6:42
US Senate prohibits defense cooperation with RussiaMilitary & Defense December 09, 4:55
Russia and Cuba sign defense cooperation program until 2020Military & Defense December 09, 3:26
MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. Russian Armed Forces have set up seven combined units of troops and eight military bases in Crimea in addition to the forces already stationed there, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said in a report to an expanded session of the Defense Ministry's Board.
As reported earlier, an expanded Air Force grouping with fighter jets, strike and assault aircraft, frontline aviation and airlifters assigned to it had appeared in Crimea.
A source told TASS a sufficient group of air defense forces had been set up in Crimea as well. It included two battalions operating S-300 missile systems. Supplies and logistic servicing were organized in Crimea, too.
A separate brigade of submarines will appear in the tables of organization of the Black Sea Fleet. As reported earlier, it will get six diesel-electric submarines by 2016.
The flagship submarine, the Novorossiysk, has already joined the Black Sea Fleet.