Russia holds military exercises in Crimea

The Russian military has held yet another round of military exercises in Crimea. Mi-8MPTR radio reconnaissance helicopters provided cover for S-400 Triumph anti-air missile systems and Pantsir-S missile launch systems during joint military exercises in Crimea, reported Vadim Astafyev, spokesman for Russia’s Southern Military District.

“As part of joint tactical flight training of the aviation units and the anti-air defense divisions, pairs of Mi-8MPTR radio reconnaissance helicopters established electronic obstacles to means of aerial observation in the regions where the combat duty surface-to-air missile systems of the anti-air defense are stationed,” Kryminform cites Astafyev as saying.

Engineering divisions of the anti-air defense set up anti-air missile system positions using special pneumatic decoys made from a metal-coated fabric which reflects radar transmissions.

It was reported earlier that Russian Su-30 fighter crews attacked imaginary enemy aircraft in the air over the Opuk training ground in Crimea.

After the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia has held regular military exercises on the peninsula. The General Staff of Ukraine says that the Russian military’s actions are illegal.

  Russia, crimea, Russian exercises, Pantsir