Russia to deploy Airborne Battalion in Crimea

A Battalion of Russian Airborne Troops will be deployed in occupied Crimea.

19 February 2016 14:21

In 2017-2018 a separate Battalion of Airborne Troops is to be deployed in the city of Dzhankoi near a regiment of the Russian Army Aviation, according to TASS.

- A decision has been taken to deploy in 2017-2018 a separate Assault Battalion of the 7th Division in Crimea and create on its base the third regiment of the unit after 2020, reported Tass.

In 2014, Russia with the help of regular units of the Russian military invaded and annexed the territory of the Crimean Peninsula. The Ukrainian Parliament declared February, 20 the Day of Russia’s Occupation of Crimea.

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