Russia keeps 32,500 military in Crimea, - Joint Forces Operation Commander

Source : 112 Ukraine

The group also includes 200 APCs, 31 tanks, 100 artillery systems, as well as combat aviation
10:56, 10 July 2020

Joint Forces Commander
Open source

There are 32,500 Russian military servicemen stationed in the annexed Crimea. Serhiy Nayev, the commader of Joint Forces Operation reported this in an evening talk show at a TV channel on Thursday evening.

According to Nayev, the group also includes 200 APCs, 31 tanks, 100 artillery systems, 34 helicopters, 63 airplanes, 684 units of military vehicles of various kinds. 

"I'd like to add that the ground force actualy makes 11,500 people. It's about the entire line-up on the temporarily occupied position, which also includes the Navy, as well as forces and equipment of anti-aircraft defense. The actual ground forces comprises of two brigades and one battalion", Nayev said.

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He reiterated that Ukraine reinforced intelligence in Crimea, and added that there's no immediate threat of Russian advance from Crimea towards the neighbouring Kherson region.

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