Russian military drills in Crimea to involve over 10,000 soldiers, 40 warships

Russia’s defence ministry announced the start of large-scale military drills in Crimea and the Black Sea on Thursday that it said would involve more than 10,000 soldiers and more than 40 warships, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Published : 22 April 2021, 03:03 PM
Updated : 22 April 2021, 03:03 PM

Ukraine and the West have raised alarm over a Russian military buildup near Russia’s border with Ukraine. Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, prompting the West to impose sanctions. Kyiv wants the region back.

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