Russia is ready to deploy their best long-range surface-to-air missiles to Crimea, according to Lt. Col. Evgeny Oleinikov, deputy commander of the 18th missile air defense regiment of the 31 air defense division. He added that the full regiment will be sent in August. The S-400 will be used to shield the Russian territory from enemy ballistic missiles.
The decision comes just days after the summit of NATO in Warsaw where the alliance pointed Russia as their main threat. We remind you that times and times again NATO has been deploying anti-ballistic missile defense systems in Poland and Romania and has plans to boost them in the future. In addition, more and more military exercises have taken place in the Baltic states, on the Russian border. Russia gives them an asymmetrical response with this move.
At the moment, the old S-300 are being used in Crimea, however, the S-400 will definitely boost the defense and will also play as sending a message to NATO that Russia will respond to every action of the alliance which is against their country.
After Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 near the Turkish border, the S-400 was deployed to Syria in order to protect the Russian forces from similar acts of foreign countries.
Video of the S-400 in action: