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An aviation division is being formed within the Fourth Air Force and Air Defense Command of the Southern Military District and its units will be stationed in Crimea, a source in the Russian Armed Forces General Staff told Interfax-AVN on Thursday.

"The 27th combined aviation division is being formed with its headquarters in Belbek," he said.

"When applied to aviation formations, the word 'combined' means that the division will include squadrons of fighter, attack, reconnaissance and transport aircraft, frontline bombers and helicopter units," the source added.

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