The Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko states that the Russian Federation is accelerating the militarization of the occupied Crimea: Since the beginning of occupation of the peninsula, the number of military personnel has doubled and the number of armaments has increased five times.
Muzhenko made a corresponding statement during a joint meeting of the Military-Scientific Council of the Armed Forces and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv, UNIAN reports.
“Accelerated militarization of the Crimea is observed. In comparison with the period preceding Russian occupation, the number of enemy groupings on the peninsula has almost doubled, and the number of armaments has increased almost five times.”
According to Muzhenko, the capacity of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation has been substantially strengthened.
“It [the Black Sea Fleet - Ed.] comprises more than 30 ships, 6 rocket boats, 5 submarines, one frigate and 3 submarines, equipped with modern C-type missile systems that can be equipped with nuclear weapons. Range of action - 1,5 km with nuclear warheads and 2 thousand 250 km - with usual equipment.”
Earlier, QHA reported that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation began an inspection of the logistical system of troops in the occupied Crimea. For this purpose, Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia arrived in Crimea.