Friday, December 2, 2016

Russia deploys warships near Crimea as Ukraine fires missiles in air defence drill

December 1, 2016 (The Telegraph) Russia has put air defence units on alert and deployed warships along the west coast of Crimea after the Ukrainian military fired surface to air missiles over the Black Sea in a show of strength military that has riled the Kremlin.

Ukraine launched 16 anti aircraft missiles on Thursday. Credit: Ukrainian Ministry of Defence.

The Ukrainian military fired 16 surface to air missiles in  drills in its Kherson region, which borders Crimea, as it kicked off a two-day military drill on Thursday. The Russian government, which annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, has called the drills a “dangerous precedent” and initially threatened to shoot down the missile.