The Russian Federation will enhance the anti-aircraft warfare of occupied Crimea with the fourth man-portable air defense division of S-400 Triumph. Vadim Astafiev, the representative of Southern Military District of the Russian Federation made such statement as Interfax reported.
“In the nearest time, new man-portable air defense system will be put on alert for the protection of the airspace of the Russian Federation,” he noted.
According to Astafiev, S-400 Triumf missile system will be sent to the place of permanent location in Crimea after the shooting at the firing range.
Earlier first docking shooting of the S-400 Triumf missile system was held at the firing range in Astrakhan Oblast.
Before this decision, three divisions of S-400 Triumf missile system served the anti-aircraft warfare of Crimea.
As we reported earlier, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.
Given the tough situation in the area of Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov, President Petro Poroshenko supported the offer of Ukraine's national security and defense council; it stipulates that the Ukrainian Parliament should consider the option to impose the martial law in Ukraine.
Later it was reported that the Russian warship has set off from the Black Sea towards the Sea of Azov.