Russia has deployed 39 potential carriers of nuclear weapons on the territory of the occupied Crimea. This was announced in Vienna by Ukrainian diplomats, where the delegation is taking part in the 6th Review Conference to consider the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, Ukrinform reports.
The Ukrainian delegation in Vienna stated that "39 weapons have been deployed in the occupied Crimea, which can be used as carriers of nuclear weapons." Namely:
1 Utes coastal stationary missile system.
1 Project 1164 Atlant missile cruiser.
2 Project 1239 hovercrafts.
3 Project 11356 frigates.
4 Project 1241.1 missile boats.
4 Project 21631 small missile ships.
6 Project 636.3 diesel submarines.
18 Su-24M front-line bombers.
Also, according to Ukraine, the emergence of new carriers of nuclear weapons on the occupied peninsula is very likely. We are talking about medium-range fighters Su-34 which can replace front-line bombers Su-24M. Also, Russia is ready to redeploy the Iskander-M short-range mobile ballistic missile system.
A group of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers can also reinforce the occupying forces located in the Crimea at any time.
The Ukrainian delegation in Vienna said that Russia continues to work on rebuilding the military infrastructure for storing nuclear weapons in Crimea. For example, the former Feodosia-13 nuclear weapons storage base.
Thus, since the illegal occupation of Crimea, Russia has concentrated a large number of weapons and military personnel in the Ukrainian "flank" zone, which should be a zone with a reduced level of weapons and military equipment, as defined by the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, the Ukrainian delegation concluded.
In general, over the years of occupation, Russia has built up a military group in Crimea at least twice in manpower and much more in equipment.