MOSCOW, February 20. /TASS/. A battalion of air defense systems S-400 Triumf will enter duty on the island of Sakhalin within days, the Russian Defense Ministry said on its website on Saturday.
"On February 24, the combat crews of the air defense system S-400 Triumf of a missile regiment of the Easter Military District’s air defense will enter duty to provide protection for Russia’s eastern border," the news release runs.
The battalion will be based at the garrison Bolshaya Yelan, in the Sakhalin Region.
Participating in the ceremony will be the commander or Russia’s Eastern Military District, Hero of Russia Gennady Zhidko and commander of the 11th Aerospace Force and Air Defense Army Lieutenant-General Vladimir Kravchenko.