Russia conducts snap readiness check of its air force and air defense in Crimea

Yesterday the air force and air defense of Russia’s Southern Military District were brought to complete combat readiness during an inspection, announced Vadim Astafyev, head spokesperson for the Southern Military District, as reported by RIA Novosti Crimea.

“With the military alarm signal, the personnel of the aviation compound and the combat units were alerted, as well as the anti-air defense forces located in the Rostov and Volgograd provinces, Krasnodar and Stavropol Krai, the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania and Crimea,” he said.

The inspection was carried out at the order of Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces. During the inspection, the level of readiness of the aircraft, pilots and ground specialists was assessed.

  Crimea, Russian aircraft, Russian Armed Forces

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