November 29, 2018 / 11:52 AM / 6 months ago

Russia deploys new S-400 missile systems in Crimea - TASS

Russian S-400 Triumph medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile systems move along the Kremlin wall during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday deployed a new battalion of advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Crimea, its fourth such battalion, the TASS news agency cited a spokesman for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet as saying.

The new battalion had been deployed in Djankoy in northern Crimea, the spokesman said.

News of the new deployment in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, follows Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian navy vessels off the coast of the peninsula on Sunday.

Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Christian Lowe

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