Russia deploys 50 fighter jets to annexed Crimea

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Russia has moved more than 50 fighter jets from Stavropol to the annexed Crimea, TASS reports with reference to the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation.

The crews of the Su-25SM3 aviation unit of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Southern Military District, stationed in Stavropol, are relocated to the military airfields in Crimea.

At the same time, the Su-25SM3 Squadron stationed in Crimea was relocated to the Ashuluk test site in the Astrakhan region of the Russian Federation.

“During flight tactical exercises, crews of Su-27SM, Su-30SM and Su-24M, Su-25SM3 and Su-34 bombers will carry out missile launches and bombings of naval targets,” the statement reads.

The press service of the Southern Military District said that more than 50 aircraft were relocated as part of the inspection.

Earlier, Russia informed that it is blocking the Kerch Strait for six months because of the military exercises. This week, Russia sent 15 warships from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea.

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5 comments

  • This is not good news. Looks like they are planning a huge invasion. I mean six months blocked Kerch, 40.000 troops near Donbas, 50 tactical aircraft in Crimea, and a dozen warships in the Black Sea… I hope i’m wrong, but this is scary, considering the fact that Ukraine is ruled by a clown and the US by a chinese-sponsored fossil. Not to mention the Nato leadership.

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    • They are air-to-ground attack planes. Horrible things. If putler thinks he can get away with it, for sure he will invade.
      The future for Ukraine is entirely in the hands of the Ukrainian armed forces.
      Unless Biden can be persuaded to take decisive action now. I have even less confidence in a Dem administration than a Trump-led GOP administration.
      Protecting Ukraine seems an awful long way down on Biden’s list of priorities.
      Who is running the GOP now? Mitch McConnell? I know he is a mild critic of putler, but not a particularly effective one.

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    • Yeah, I have never heard of “exercises” lasting 6 months. I think its time to call in the B52 and take out that bridge.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    They are nothing that Ukrainian AA weapons can’t easily take care of and they could never be compared with A-10s.

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