Russian Military Forces in Crimea Possess Modern Air Defense S-400 Systems

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Russian military forces in Crimea are in possession of modern air defense S-400 systems, a source from military in Crimea told RIA Novosti Friday.

SEVASTOPOL (Sputnik) — Russian military forces in Crimea are in possession of modern air defense S-400 systems, a source from military in Crimea told RIA Novosti Friday.

"Russian military in Crimea is armed with the latest air defense systems S-400," the source said.

In, S-300 Air Defense Systems left in Crimea in Ukraine will be conserved and not used by Russian forces, a source from military in Crimea told RIA Novosti Saturday.

"S-300 systems remaining in the Crimea after Ukraine, will be preserved and will not be used by the Russian army," the source said.

Air defense forces were tasked with detecting the enemy, identifying aircraft types and carrying out electronic missile launches. Su-35, Su-30, Su-24 and Su-25 planes, as well as S-400, S-300 and Pantsir-S1 mobile surface-to-air missile systems took part in the exercise.

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