On the territory of the occupied Crimea are situated in full combat readiness groupings of air defense of the Russian Federation Armed Forces, which performance of certain tasks poses a threat to international aviation traffic and threatens the repetition of the tragedy of the Malaysian "Boeing". This was stated by the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
"On October 14, groups of air defense Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of occupied Crimea were put on full aler. The alarm raised unit 31 Air Defence Division (Sevastopol), 37 Mixed Air Regiment (Gvardeyskoe) and the 38 Fighter Regiment (Belbek), 4 Air Forces units and Air defense of the Southern military District of the Armed Forces, "- said in a statement.
It is noted that the crews of radio units of Radio Engineering Regiment (Sevastopol), deployed at Cape Tarkhankut, Cape Fiolent, Mount Ai-Petri, near the town of Dzhankoy, Kerch, Feodosia, conducted detection and tracking of air targets, target designation transmission, antiaircraft missile systems and fighter aircraft guidance.
"Carrying out these activities in the airspace over the Black Sea poses a threat to international aviation traffic and threatens possible repetition of the tragedy of the Malaysian" Boeing MH17, which was shot down by a Russian complex "Buk" in July 2014 in the east of Ukraine", - emphasized the intelligence.