Ongoing Russian deployments of air and missile defenses in the Baltic region and Crimea have received extensive attention from Western analysts and officials. In January 2016, for example, the head of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa, General Frank Gorenc, called the build-up of Russian surface-to-air (SAM) systems in Kaliningrad a “very serious” concern for NATO. Yet the bolstering of Russia’s air and missile defenses isn’t limited to Eastern Europe alone. The Kremlin has been actively deploying sophisticated new SAM systems to other parts of the country over the past year as well, most notably to the Russian Far East.
In mid-2015, a Russian Navy SAM regiment stationed in the Kamchatka Peninsula was equipped with formidable long-range S-400 Triumf SAM systems for the purpose of defending key Pacific Fleet facilities in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yelizovo, and Vilyuchinsk (the latter includes the Pacific Fleet’s ballistic missile submarine base). The regiment, comprised of three S-400 battalions, more than doubled the number of S-400 systems deployed in Russia’s Eastern Military District; previously, the Triumf was operated only by the district’s 589th SAM Regiment stationed near the port city of Nakhodka in Russia’s Primorsky Krai (two of this regiment’s battalions received the S-400 in 2012). In November 2015, two additional battalions, belonging to the Aerospace Forces’ 1533rd SAM Regiment stationed near the city of Vladivostok, were equipped with S-400 systems as well. Commenting on the latter, the Pacific Fleet’s press service stated that the deployment of the new SAMs is intended to “more effectively solve the tasks of covering the skies over the Pacific Fleet’s HQ.”
Provocation in the Crimea and the Threat of World War III ~ link ~
Isn’t it amazing what it takes to educate people? People don’t learn. The government and banking system enslaves the populace using big words and shiny incentives on a fishing line. The system thrives on debt because the more enslaved by debt the populace, the more dependent they are on government and banks. It’s one of history’s most destructive scams, repeated to exhaust.