The General Staff of Russia reported that the major force grouping was created in Crimea. Valery Gerasimov, the Head of the General Staff reported this at the collegium of the Russian Defense Ministry as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
‘The Major force grouping that includes the sea base, army corps, air division and air defense division was created in Crimea’, Gerasimov claimed.
‘Six submarines, ‘Admiral Grigorovich’ and ‘Admiral Essen’ guided missile frigates, three divisions of the coastal missile systems ‘Bal’ and ‘Bastion’ were added to the Black Sea Fleet’, he said.
According to Gerasimov, combined-arms army, two motor rifles divisions, guided missile brigade and aviation brigade were created at the South military district during the last five years. 226 new and rebuilt combat planes and helicopters were allocated to the Air Forces and Air Defense Division.
He noted that the grouping of the Caspian Flotilla was strengthened with the missile-equipped ship and three small-size missile ships.