The Russian Federation deployed its advanced S-400 air defense missile system to annexed Crimea, Russian news agencies reported on Friday, citing a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.

S-400The announcement comes two days after President Vladimir Putin promised to take counter-measures after what he said were clashes between Russian forces and Ukrainian saboteurs in northern Crimea.

The ministry had earlier in the day announced that its navy would start to hold three-day military exercises in the Black Sea to practice repelling underwater attacks by saboteurs.

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet based in Crimea is taking part in the military exercises. More than 10 warships, MI-8 and Ka-27PS helicopters are participating in the training.

“During the drill we are going to practice the issues of both operational and technical support. These include operations to counter underwater sabotage, navigational and hydrographic exercise, search and rescue missions,” said Russian Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov.

Meanwhile, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that Moscow could break diplomatic relations with Kiev over the security incidents in Crimea.

Russian state news agencies quoted the prime minister as saying that he is not interested in severing the ties, but “if there is no other way to change the situation, the president could take this step.”

 

Reuters

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Tim
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Tim
2016-08-13 03:34

Cut off the gas. That is better.

biersauer
biersauer
2016-08-13 03:51

Reason against Terrorism is armaments!

Desmond McKilligan
Desmond McKilligan
2016-08-13 03:40

here it comes…..it is starting…..putin has already stated that if the usa continues with their acts of aggression, that WW3 , a limited nuclear war is a strong possibility.

Andy
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Andy
2016-08-13 05:48

ISRAEL is the root problem in middle east so if putin use nuck please began from this American DIAPER BABY

Andy
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Andy
2016-08-13 05:51

U$ DIAPER BABY is the root problem in mid east,so Putin have to start NK from this DIAPER BABY

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-13 09:13

As long as there is sabre rattling, there’s no risk of it… : you’d have to be REALLY afraid if there was nothing expressed… BTW, S-400 is a long range anti-aircraft system, not a nuclear ballistic missile system, even if it looks like that. i.e. Cuba crisis, there was no risk :US pulled back their nuclear missiles in Turkey, soviets pulled back what was about to be deployed in Cuba… Yeah, US ban the provocation too… The case where it really was near to blow is only know by few… A soviet sub was strongly tracked by US Navy, she… Read more »

Jonathan Richer
Jonathan Richer
2016-08-13 14:39

Yeah? Russia takes over Ukraine but the USA is the one that’s aggressive lol… There is no limited nuclear war.

notonato
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notonato
2016-08-15 13:44

JR nobody here will fall for your BS. I would love to hear your “revision” of WWII

AkTaildragger
AkTaildragger
2016-08-13 03:24

because USA is coming to Syriain war !!

Andy
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Andy
2016-08-13 05:44
Reply to  AkTaildragger

Forget it,if he come in syrian war, Syrian army and Hamas kick their a*s now,he now played out lot of dirty game with his ISIS TERRITORIES and lost his respect WORLD WIDE

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-13 12:39
Reply to  Andy

LOL, it’s clearly not the remains of SAA/SyAAF or the little Hizbullah that will keep the muricans out of Syria. Maybe the russians although neither the muricans nor the russians are wanting confrontation : both would simply have too much to lose in it. But, the real reason why an US intervention in Syria is dubious is the same that, if it had to be done again, they’d let the frenchs operate a regime change in Iraq and they had let Gaddafi in place : the cost of the intervention would simply be above the benefits to take as, anyway,… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-13 09:30
Reply to  AkTaildragger

AkTaildragger : US are in low conflict mood, hey, US Eisenhower is used @ 5% of its capacity doing about 7 strikes a day when they could do about 140/150. Las sat pic I saw from Incirlik, there were only 7 A-10 and 3 F-15E. USAF/USN/USMC have just about 13,000 aircrafts (OK, a lot are cargos buth they still have as much fighters and bombers and fighter as Russia+China+other NATO countries)… And when you see a F-18 catapulted with 3 1200L tanks and two Mk-81 bombs although it could carry 24 on 4 MER racks, then the following Super-Hornet with… Read more »

See
See
2016-08-13 03:34

Russia gave friends on the other the West creating enemies all over the globe. I won’t gamble with my life on this!

Федянин Алексей
Федянин Алексей
2016-08-13 06:50

@leithfadel Crimea – it’s key to whole Black Sea region, so it must be defended as strategic point.

Royal Astrologer
Royal Astrologer
2016-08-13 10:48

Tensions. Nothing serious. Peaceful negotiations over handing more territory into expert economy’s hands as soviets starve.

Rixstep News
Rixstep News
2016-08-13 13:30

@robinmonotti Elmer’s ready for Porky?

Sal Reugen
Sal Reugen
2016-08-13 15:04

No more bullshitting. NATO lacks the b***s to fight a real military.