Russia to deploy S-400 systems in Crimea for ‘protection from Ukraine’

Russia to deploy S-400 systems in Crimea for ‘protection from Ukraine’

The Russian Federation will deploy the S-400 missile systems in the occupied Crimea for "protection against air threats from Ukraine."

RIA Novosti reported this with reference to its sources.

"The task of the second division of the S-400 complex is to timely locate and, if necessary, destroy aerial targets on the Ukrainian side which pose a threat to Crimea," the source said.

According to the report, the second division of the S-400 surface-to-air missile system stationed in the occupied city of Sevastopol will primarily control the airspace over Chonhar and Armiansk.

The S-400 Triumph missile systems are designed to hit airborne targets at a range of up to 400km (249 miles) and ballistic missiles at a range of up to 60km, flying at speeds of up to 4.8km per second.


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