Russia deploys Marine Corps units in Crimea

10:20, 08 June 2017
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Russia has deployed the Marine Corps units from the Caspian Sea for the drills held on the occupied Crimean peninsula, the press service of the Southern Military District told the Russian Interfax agency.

The Marines of the Caspian Flotilla have begun an active phase of tactical training at the Opuk firing ground on the Black Sea coast in the eastern part of the Crimean peninsula, Interfax reports.

Personnel of the Marine Corps subdivision fulfills the task of equipping firing positions, maneuvering between areas of live force concentration, setting up the positions' security and defense systems.

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