Russia conducts anti-aircraft missile exercises in Crimea

Russia began anti-aircraft missile exercises in the annexed Crimea. The units of the anti-aircraft missile regiment from the army corps of the Black Sea Fleet began exercises near Saki and Kacha airfields in the Crimea, the press service of the Russian Black Sea Fleet reported.

"More than 300 servicemen from anti-aircraft crews of the anti-aircraft missile regiment have launched a set of combat training tasks, including the deployment of firing positions, preparation for opening fire, as well as target reconnaissance practice," the press service said.

Su-24M front-line bombers, An-26, Be-12 planes and naval aviation helicopters are used for the training of the combat crews.

Russian military also began exercises of the air defense forces on the Black Sea coast of Krasnodar Krai. More than 1.5 thousand servicemen from the combat crews of the anti-aircraft missile brigade have been deployed at the Molkino training range near Krasnodar.

Since June 2014, the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has been opened 1506 criminal cases concerning the “occupation of the peninsula”. 144 indictments have been sent to court.

  Russia, Crimea, Black Sea Fleet, Su-24