Russian Controlled Head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov Speaks of the Militarization of Crimea
Aksenov boasts Russia's strongest military group equipped with advanced weapons has been deployed on the peninsula
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Russian-controlled “head” of Crimea Sergey Aksenov has said Crimea is a fortress in terms of security now, as there are more armed forces in Crimea now than in Ukraine whose Crimean peninsula Russia occupied in March 2014. This was reported by UNIAN.
“There is no threat to Crimea. The security of Crimean residents is being fully provided. The [Russian] Defense Ministry created a safe shield in keeping with the [Russian] president’s orders. Crimea has been turned into an unassailable fortress, so all can sleep peacefully,” Aksenov said in an interview to the Russian news agency TASS.
“The strongest military group equipped with advanced weapons has been deployed on the peninsula. These are Black Sea Fleet ships, modern complexes of air and anti-submarine defense, electronic warfare systems and so on. Everything is safely locked down. There are more forces in Crimea now than in entire Ukraine,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the fifth anniversary of the illegal annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine, many countries around the world have issued strong statement condemning the annexation and militarization of Crimea. In addition, new sanctions have been imposed by multiple countries and the EU over the Russian aggression in the Kerch Strait and Azov Sea.