Su-27SM and Su-30M2 jets redeployed from Krasnodar Region’s Krymsk airport to the renovated Belbek airport in Crimea on Saturday.

“The first landing was done by a completely civilian aircraft Tu-134A. It was also a technical flight and according to the report of the flight commander, everything was normal and smooth. The airport is cool and wonderful,” Commander of the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern District, Lieutenant General Victor Sevostyanov said.

The jets are to be put on duty straight away.

 

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Russia’ militarization of the Crimea is a major step towards full out invasion of the Ukraine. N.A.T.O. has to draw a line on the Ukraine territory and defend it and repulse any Russian encroachment of anymore Ukrainean territory. We cannot let the Russians annex any more of The Ukraine, Georgia or any other part of Europe. As it is the Russians see the west as week that’s why they on a land grab mission.

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@little warm some, You speak US paranoia that knows no limits nor history. Russia will know the lessons of the past. The Ukrainian nationalistic partisans waged war against the Russian occupiers until the 1950ies with no West to send supplies.

One red line is where the Ukrainians live. It makes no sense to incorporate an unwilling population. The people in Nowa Russia can possibly be swayed but the rest is out of bounds. Another red line is where the Russian economic interest in good relations with EU outweighs anything else. Only US sanctions against EU-Russian trade can destroy that deterrent.