BALASHIKHA /Moscow region/, December 22. /TASS/. Two divisions of anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 to intercede on combat duty in the Crimea in the first days of the coming 2018, told reporters on Friday the commander of the fourth army, air force and air defense Lieutenant-General Viktor Sevostyanov.

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“In the coming days we will put on combat duty in the Crimea, two battalions of antiaircraft missile system s-400 “Triumph” – he said

The General said that the divisions are already in the country. “They are already in the Crimea. Now took the place of deployment, began to experienced combat duty. In the near future, I think, in the first days after the New year will immediately be put on permanent combat duty,” – said Sevostyanov.

According to him, it will be another anti-aircraft missile regiment in the Crimea, which were armed with s-400 . The warlord recalled that earlier one stationed on the territory of the Republic of regiments have already received the s-400 “Triumph”.

According to him, air defense system in Crimea “develops sufficiently and successfully.”

S-400 “Triumph” anti – aircraft missile system long-range, adopted into service in 2007. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium range, can be used against ground targets. In April of zamglavy the Russian space forces, Viktor gumenny said that the service began to receive missiles for s-400 can destroy targets in near space.