Russian troops conduct anti-terrorist drills in Crimea - Intel

Source : 112 Ukraine

"The activity both at the border and at other strategic sites of the Crimea is connected to this", - said Skibitsky.
18:10, 9 August 2016

112 Agency

Intelligence confirmed that Russian troops grouping carry out training of terror threats measures in the Crimea. This was announced by the representative of the General Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vadym Skibitsky on air of "112 Ukraine" TV channel.

"Today Russian troops carry out training of terror threats measures in the Crimea. Troops, units of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, the Interior Division of the National Guard train to strengthen their defense of strategically important facilities, security measures on preventing terrorist acts. Recent activity on the border and other strategic facilities in the Crimea is connected with the training", - said Skibitsky.

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"We do not exclude any provocation, which can be implemented on the territory of occupied Crimea and other occupied territories of our country", - said the representative of intelligence.

With regard to the deployment of nuclear weapons in Crimea, Skibitsky noted that such a possibility exists.

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"Indeed, there are carriers of nuclear weapons on the territory of the Crimean peninsula, these are surface and air assets. Today nuclear weapons are in a warehouse on the territory of the Russian Federation," - he added.

In addition, according to intelligence reports, currently Russian groups perform active combat training, which provide performing practical tasks by the units of the Black Sea Navy, including missile units in the areas of operational designation and on the shooting grounds.

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