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Sattelite Photos Show 3 IL-76 Cargo Planes In Crimea. Media Claims They Are Used To Deploy Additional Military Forces

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3 Russian IL-76 cargo planes were spotted in the Dzhankoi airbase in the Russian Republic of Crimea. According to Fox News, which released these images, they were taken on December 8 by Israel’s ImageSat International.

The media outlet, citing social media reports, claimed that 4 IL-76 planes departed on December 6 from Anapa airport in Novorossiysk and landed in Dzhankoi. One of the planes returned on the same day to Anapa, while the 3 remain on base.

The Fox News version of the development (source):

“Ilushin-76 cargo planes are used by the Russian Army to deliver outsized or heavy cargo unable to be carried on the ground. The cargo planes are also used for mobilizing large numbers of troops.

The base of the elite unit of the Russia Airborne troops, the 7th Guards Mountain Air Assault Division is located in Novorossiysk, not far from Anapa.

The division’s troop participated in the last round of violence between Ukraine and Russia in August 2014, in addition to the fighting in Syria.

The IL-76 were spotted in the same airbase where the fourth S-400 surface-to-air missile battery was deployed, Fox News has previously reported.

The mobile S-400 missile has a range of up to almost 250 miles and can climb to an altitude of almost 19 miles. It’s intended to bring down a variety of aerial threats, from aircraft to cruise and ballistic missiles.

The apparent troop buildup comes as Ukraine’s defense ministry warned Friday that it will soon send naval ships through the Kerch Strait.”

Sattelite Photos Show 3 IL-76 Cargo Planes In Crimea. Media Claims They Are Used To Deploy Additional Military Forces

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Sattelite Photos Show 3 IL-76 Cargo Planes In Crimea. Media Claims They Are Used To Deploy Additional Military Forces

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  • Wolfgang Wolf

    RUS has enough capacity to deploy about 70.000 airborne troops within shortest time… so what…

    • You can call me Al

      …. or they can walk the few Km, across the border.

      • PZIVJ

        This is important AI.
        IL-76’s have been spotted at a Russian airbase !! :)

        • You can call me Al

          Christ, maybe they will surrender to Nato now !!?

      • Django

        It’s about time, … ! But I think that rather the few Km will cross the border by itself. The winter is just starting! ;-)

    • vlom2441

      If you think that Russia is weak why is the US is so afraid of Russia. The reason why is that the US only attack countries that can not shoot back.

      • Jens Holm

        USA is not afraid of Russia at all. Crap.

        We help the ones, which are.

        • Sinbad2

          Who’s we?

          • Jens Holm

            Denmark fx has 200 soldiers in Latvia, a F16 for patrol often, and have given the Estonians good light weapons as well as training.

            We also help them in heat systems saving them a lot of fuel as well as cleaning water running to the Baltic Sea, which is our too. We partly pay for it.

          • Sinbad2

            So you think Latvia is part of America?
            You seem to be confusing countries, are you really an American?

          • Jens Holm

            As written I am Dane and we have good and long traditions for trade and good contacts alongthe Baltic Sea.

            Their Capitol is Tallin. That means town of the Danes from just after the vikingage, where we took it and Christianised it by crusade. According the tradition ours We got our red white cross flag there in 1219.

            Let me remind You, we are more then 500 mio. inhabitants just west of Russia, so Your America here there and everywhere is too much standing alone.

            And we do know Russia. The mother of the last Zar was danish and Queen and there named as Marija Fjodorovna – in danish Queen Dagmar.

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    Their land they can do what ever they want.

  • Sinbad2

    Next the US will claim it has satellite pics of some Russian guy waiting for a bus.

    Ever noticed that when the Americans/Israelis get scared they start producing lots of satellite pics showing anything and everything, except who shot down MH17.