Marine Corps subdivisions of the Russian Federation Caspian flotilla were transferred in the occupied Crimea for the maneuvers, the press service of the Southern Military District reported, as cited by the Russian agency "Interfax".
“The transfer of marines from the Caspian Sea was carried out as part of the combat readiness check, announced by the commander of the South-Eastern Military District, Colonel-General Aleksander Dvornikov.”
Reportedly, the Marines of the Caspian Flotilla have started an active phase of tactical exercises on the Black Sea coast in the eastern part of the occupied Crimean Peninsula at the Opuk Range.
“In the field, the personnel of the Marine Corps subdivision work out the tasks of equipping the firing positions, changing the concentration areas, organizing their protection and defense systems.”
According to the press service, after the Crimea marines will go to Dagestan where they will conduct tactical drills with the use of drone.
It should be noted that the combat readiness check is being conducted in the South-East Military District, involving more than 6.500 servicemen and about 1.5 thousand units of military and special equipment of motorized rifle, tank, artillery units deployed in Chechnya, Dagestan, South Ossetia, Krasnodar Territory, and also Units of the Marine Corps of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla.
QHA reported that earlier the same commander of the troops of the South Russian Federation Aleksander Dvornikov raised the Su-27 fighters in the Crimea on alert.