Ukraine Navy Chief: Russia's got enough forces to attack Ukraine from the sea

21:47, 29 March 2015
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However, Rear Admiral Tarasov claims, the Russian army hasn't got enough strength to carry out a large-scale landing.

Ukraine's Navy claims Russia has enough forces to attack Ukraine from the sea / Photo from ZN.UA

Russia has got forces to attack Ukraine from the sea, but they're not enough for a massive landing of these forces, Chief of Staff of Ukraine's Navy, Rear Admiral Andriy Tarasov told TSN.

"If there are forces that could be brought, if there are landing craft, then of course there is a threat. Our unfriendly state has got such forces. These are amphibious assault ships, military transport aircraft and marines brigades," he said.

Both ground combat units and airborne troops could be also involved in the amphibious assault operation, as they can be brought not only by aircraft, but also by ships, he added.

"This means that such a threat exists, and it is real," Tarasov emphasized.

Yet, in his opinion, Russia hasn't got enough strength to carry out a large-scale landing.

"Given the current number of amphibious ships, aircraft possessed by our hostile neighbor, these forces aren't enough to carry out a large-scale amphibious landing. This could be a landing at tactical level," he said.

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