Russia conducts artillery exercises in Crimea

On January 24, army corps of the Black Sea Fleet’s artillery units began conducting exercises at the Angarskyi training site in the Crimea, as reported by the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

"Howitzer artillery crews, multiple launch rocket systems, and mortar units will conduct training actions on preparing units for combat and complete testing of engineering equipment and masking and retargeting maneuvers," the report said.

According to the department, the exercises are conducted both during the day and at night.

Since the beginning of 2018, in the area of Cape Fiolent in Sevastopol, the S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems have been put on active combat duty.

After the annexation of the Crimea in 2014, Russia has conducted regular military exercises on the peninsula. The General Staff of Ukraine calls the actions of Russian military in the Crimea illegal.

  Russian military exercises, Crimea, Armed Forces of Russian Federation