Russia to deploy Voronezh radar station in Crimea

Russia plans to deploy the Voronezh radar missile attack warning system in Crimea, the Director of Russian “Radio Technology and Information Systems” company, Sergey Boyev told Russa’s Interfax.

“The main client, the Defense Ministry, has decided to deploy the Voronezh VHF station in Crimea. Work is currently underway to determine the place where it will be installed,” he said.

According to Boyev, the construction will begin in 2019.

On November 7, Chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov said that a full-fledged group of forces has been established in Crimea.

According to him, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has been reinforced with six submarines, the frigates Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen, which are armed with Kalibr cruise missiles, and three divisions of Bal and Bastion coastal missile systems.

At the start of November, Russia’s Southern Military District Commander Alexander Dvornikov said that the intensity of the training of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla has tripled this year, including the number of artillery and missile test firings.

After the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia has been conducting regular military drills on the peninsula. The General Staff of Ukraine says that these drills are illegal.

  Voronezh radar station, Crimea, Armed Forces of Russian Federation, Ukraine