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The increased activity of NATO in the Black sea is not dangerous for the Crimea because the Peninsula is securely covered with water, land and air, being one of the strongest Russian regions, RIA Novosti reported.
“From the point of view of military security of the Russian black sea water area things were good, I wouldn’t worry. We have everything for the most hard resistance — the newest coastal defense systems, high-speed ships and aircraft. It will not find” — said the correspondent member of the Academy of military Sciences (AVN) Sergey Sudakov.
The Agency notes that currently, the black sea fleet of the Russian Navy includes one situated on the modernization of the missile cruiser, six patrol remote sea areas, three of which are armed with missiles “Caliber”, seven large amphibious and small missile ships (including three from “Caliber”), six submarines of project 636.3 “Varshavyanka”, three small anti-submarine ship and various support vessels.
Military aircraft in the Crimea presented the marine assault regiment based at the airfield Novofedorovka (includes su-24 bombers, reconnaissance planes su-24MR and su-30CM), and a mixed regiment of the Kacha airfield (includes anti-submarine amphibian be-12 military transport aircraft an-26 and search-and-rescue helicopters Ka-27).
Crimea is also protected by the division of air defence, with its headquarters in Sevastopol, re-equipping anti-aircraft missile systems s-400. Even the coast guard anti-aircraft missile and gun complexes “Carapace-C1”.
In April, NATO forces in the South-West of the Black sea began exercises Sea Shield 2019. The event involved ships and aircraft of the United States, Greece, Bulgaria, Canada, the Netherlands, Romania and Turkey, as well as the military of Georgia and Ukraine.
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