Russia begins military exercises in the Crimea

In the annexed Crimea, the Russian military have begun exercises for mastering the detection of enemy vessels, Krym.Realii reports.  

The press-service of the Russian Black Sea Fleet reported that the Fleet’s coastal missile systems take part in these exercises. 
The Russian military currently have the Bastion and Bal coastal missiles systems deployed in the Crimea. Command-staff exercises of the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s missile brigade are conducted at the training site in the Crimea.  

“In the next phase of the exercises, the military will master the deployment of the missile systems on the ground and the changing of firing positions,” the Fleet’s press-service statement reads. “The final stage of tactical exercises will entail detection of hypothetical surface targets with the subsequent transfer of collected data to command post.” 
In February, units of the Bastion and Bal coastal missiles systems of the Russian Black Sea Fleet conducted similar exercises.

In 2018, the S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems were put on combat duty in the area of Cape Fiolent in Sevastopol.

Following the annexation of the Crimea in 2014, Russia has conducted regular military exercises on the peninsula.

As it was previously reported, in the past few days, the Ukrainian Navy conducted exercises to practise protection against sea-based attacks.

  Russian military exercises, Crimea