China News Agency, Moscow, April 23 (Reporter Wang Xiujun) The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on its official website on the 23rd that the large-scale cross-service exercises held by the Russian military in Crimea have ended.
According to the orders of Russian Defense Minister Shoigu, the troops participating in the exercises and receiving surprise inspections in Crimea began to return to their permanent locations.
According to sources, Shoigu announced in Crimea on the 22nd that the assault military inspections of the Southern Military District and the Western Military District had ended.
All the objectives of the surprise inspection have been achieved, and the troops have demonstrated a reliable ability to defend their homes and nations.
Shoigu ordered the general staff, the military districts and the airborne forces commanders to lead their troops to return to their permanent bases starting on the 23rd, and to summarize and analyze the surprise inspection operations.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense on the 22nd, on the 22nd, the Russian army held a large-scale cross-service exercise in the Crimea region.
The exercise dispatched more than 10,000 officers and soldiers, including the Southern Military Region, the Black Sea Fleet, the Caspian Fleet, and the Airborne Troops, as well as more than 1,200 military equipment, as well as more than 40 warships and 20 support ships.
During the exercise, Shoigu went to inspect.
Russian President’s Press Secretary Peskov stated on the 23rd that the movement of Russian troops in Russia does not threaten anyone and will not cause any escalation of the situation.
Russia is doing necessary things for its military construction.
Crimea is a strategic place in the Black Sea.
In March 2014, Crimea and Sevastopol held a referendum. More than 90% of the voters agreed to leave Ukraine and join Russia.
Ukraine does not recognize the above-mentioned referendum and opposes the merger of Crimea and Sevastopol into Russia. As a result, Western countries impose economic sanctions on Russia.
Affected by the situation in Ukraine, the situation in the Black Sea has been tense recently.
The United States and Britain have previously expressed their support for Ukraine by sending warships to the Black Sea.
The Russian side stated that the United States and NATO have deployed heavy forces in the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea and other Russian border areas, and strengthened air and maritime reconnaissance activities, threatening Russia's national security.
In early April, Russia began to conduct surprise combat readiness inspections of the Western Military District and the Southern Military District.