Marine infantry of Caspian Flotilla of Russian Federation were deployed to the occupied Crimea. This was reported by Interfax with the reference to the press service of Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces.
"The deployment of marines from the Caspian Sea was carried out as part of the testing of combat readiness, announced by the commander of the troops of Southern Military District, Colonel-General Alexandr Dvornikov," the press service said.
“The marines of the Caspian Flotilla were deployed for tactical training on the Opuk polygon on the Black Sea coast in the eastern part of the Crimean peninsula, which they do not know,” the press service said.
"In the field, the personnel of the marine corps unit is working out the tasks of equipping firing positions, changing concentration areas, organizing their defense and defense systems," the press service said.
Earlier it was reported that Russian Navy ships and submarine were spotted near Latvian border. The vessels entered the country’s exclusive economic area.