After the explosions in Crimea, Russian troops began to move their aviation from the peninsula. At the same time, the occupiers increased the number of their tactical surface-to-air missiles. in the ARC to counter further Ukrainian attacks.
According to Business Insider, citing a classified NATO report, according to a NATO report dated August 22, the Russian Federation is likely to withdraw its air force in Crimea to to prevent further attacks from Ukraine.
In addition, it notes that Russia has already transferred ten of its fighter jets from Crimea to its territory to prevent further losses. We are talking about six Su-35S fighters and four MiG-31BM interceptors.
At the same time, according to the publication, despite these maneuvers, the Crimean Belek airfield near Sevastopol remains “the most important Russian airfield for providing air support in the south of Ukraine and the Black Sea. About 32 Russian fighter jets are still deployed there. These are mainly Su-27s, but there are also a small number of modern Su-35S and MiG-31BM, – write NATO intelligence officials.
It is also reported that the Russian Federation has increased the number of its tactical surface-to-air missiles; in Crimea to counter further Ukrainian attacks. “Ukrainian UAVs are difficult for Russian air defense systems to identify as targets. This is the problem of all the forces that Russia is deploying in Ukraine,” — added to NATO.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich