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Budanov: Russia deploys S-500 systems in Crimea

Budanov: Russia deploys S-500 systems in Crimea

According to the chief of Ukrainian military intelligence Kyrylo Budanov, Russia has deployed a unit of its most advanced air defence system S-500 to Crimea. Budanov remarked on the issue, affirming that the Russian air defence network is being reinforced. “This is quite obvious and understandable. The newest elements of the S-500 have appeared. In principle, this will be their experimental application, but they have already appeared there [in Crimea].” Budanov added. The General Staff of Ukraine recently declared that Ukrainian forces disabled two radar stations associated with the S-300 and S-400 air defence systems in multiple locations near occupied Crimea. Crimea has a strategic importance due to its geographical location on the Black Sea. The Russian navy is based on a naval base in Sevastopol.

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