Russia has stationed 90 combat aircraft and 60 helicopters on the occupied peninsula, said intelligence spokesman Vadim Skibitsky.
Russia is preparing to defend the occupied Crimea. Between the settlements of Ishun and Voenka, Russian troops began to build fortifications and dig trenches. This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the morning report for March 18.
According to the command, the Russians also involve the civilian population to carry out the work, they work on a free basis.
Invaders are equipping fortifications and defense lines in Crimea
On March 17, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Vadim Skibitsky, said that Russia had created a defense formation on the peninsula and was preparing to defend itself. The invaders are equipping fortifications and defense lines.
According to him, the military infrastructure in the Crimea is maintained in combat readiness. Here the Russian Federation keeps a powerful land and aviation component.
“A powerful ground and aviation component is deployed in Crimea. For example, these are about 90 combat aircraft, 60 combat helicopters,” the intelligence official said.
Vadim Skibitsky noted that the Russian Armed Forces are constructing trenches and trenches on the Crimean beaches, where, in their opinion, “the most dangerous areas.”
“Where a amphibious landing operation can be carried out, and now it is there that they are preparing defensive lines,” he said.
Recall that on March 15, photos of the defensive structures of the Russian troops appeared on the network. Their opponent is building almost along the entire front line of the Lugansk and Zaporozhye regions. The enemy is also fortifying in the Crimean direction and on the outskirts of Mariupol.
On March 7, the presidential office in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reported that trucks with military personnel were arriving on the peninsula. According to the department, in Krasnoperekopsk the occupiers are looking for labor to dig trenches and are asking “to come with your own tools.”
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