Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

More “Ukrainian” Units Come Over to the Patriotic Side in the Crimea

00 Buk SAM system. 04.03.14


Three Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile regiments went over to the forces loyal to the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea (ARK). An ARK spokesman told RIA-Novosti, “In total, more than 700 soldiers and officers declared their readiness to defend the Crimea”. He noted that the 50, 55, and 147 Antiaircraft Missile Regiments stationed in Yalta, Feodosiya, and Cape Fiolent went over to the Crimean government, adding, “These air defence units, now on our side, include more than 20 Buk SAM systems and more than 30 PS-300 SAM systems”. Earlier, the 204 Fighter Air Base, with 49 aircraft on establishment, went over to the ARK.

4 March 2014




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