Russia Builds-Up Its Air Defenses In Crimea

ABC News Online: Russia deploys more surface-to-air missiles in Crimean build-up as new US sanctions expected

Russia has deployed a new division of S-400 surface-to-air missiles in Crimea, Russian news agencies reported, in an escalation of military tensions on the Crimean peninsula.

Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, triggering economic sanctions by the European Union and United States and a tense stand-off in the region.

The US said in December it planned to provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities", including Javelin anti-tank missiles.

Washington is expected to impose fresh sanctions against Moscow next month for alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential vote, further straining relations between the two superpowers.

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More News On Russia Building Up Its Air Defenses In Crimea

Russia deploys more surface-to-air missiles in Crimean build-up -- Reuters
Russia Deploys Second S-400 Division To Annexed Crimea -- Radio Free Europe
Russia deploys surface-to-air missiles in Crimea build-up -- SBS
Russia-US military standoff as 'lethal' surface-to-air missiles trigger fresh war fears -- Daily Star
New S-400 Air Defense System Battalion Put on Combat Duty in Crimea -- Sputnik International
Russia deploys more S-400 air defense missile systems in Crimea (VIDEO) -- RT

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