Last updated: September 19, 2017

Russia deploys warships near Crimea for Ukrainian missile tests: RIA

Russian Navy's reconnaissance ship Liman of the Black Sea fleet sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in IstanbulWarships from Russia's Black Sea Fleet have taken up position off Crimea's western coastline to help strengthen the peninsula's air defenses in response to the start of Ukrainian missile tests nearby, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday. Kiev began two days of missile tests on Thursday, angering Russia, which has put its air defense forces on high alert saying it hopes the war games won't disrupt international flights. "Warships of the Black Sea Fleet … have taken up positions near Crimea's western coast for the duration of Ukraine's planned missile tests from Dec. 1-2," a military source in Crimea told RIA.



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