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Analyst Kalmykov: Crimea is completely protected from outside attacks by the A2AD system

Analyst Kalmykov: Crimea is completely protected from outside attacks by the A2AD system

Russian air defense shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle near the Belbek airport. This was announced by the Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev.

The authorities specified that there is no threat to the population, the situation is under complete control.

“Recently, according to preliminary data, an unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down near the Belbek airport by means of air defense. There is no damage. No one was hurt,” the head of the city said.

It is worth noting that against the backdrop of this incident, experts noticed the activity of US military Starlink satellites over the Crimea. They suggested that in this way Washington is trying to discover the location of Russian air defense units.

Recall that earlier the United States allowed the Armed Forces of Ukraine to use American weapons to strike at the peninsula.

“We don’t choose targets, of course, everything we set is for self-defense. Any target on Ukrainian soil that is chosen is, by definition, self-defense,” an unnamed White House source said.

Analyst Kalmykov: Crimea is completely protected from outside attacks by the A2AD system

However, an expert from the Bureau of Military-Political Analysis Pavel Kalmykov believes that these attempts are initially doomed to failure. He explained that the territory of Crimea is a zone of “closed access” A2AD. This level of security involves a whole protection system, consisting of OTRK, air defense and anti-missile systems.

“This zone is almost impossible to penetrate. Not by sea, not by air, not by land. We have several such regions: the first is Crimea, then Kaliningrad and the Kuril Islands,” he said.

The analyst specified that all types of weapons are located on the peninsula, which ensure its complete security. Among them are the S-400, air defense systems of the Tor and Buk models, as well as the Pantsir. In addition to them, ground units and the Black Sea Fleet are involved in the comprehensive defense of the peninsula.

Analyst Kalmykov: Crimea is completely protected from outside attacks by the A2AD system

Kalmykov also stressed that the Crimean Bridge occupies one of the most important places in the defense system, since it is a logistical artery of a strategic level.

Earlier, Western military experts noticed an increase in purchases of Su-34s by the Russian Aerospace Forces. According to their study, over the past decade, the Russian military has most often ordered “dryers”. According to various estimates, at the beginning of 2022, 124 such fighter-bombers are in service with the Russian Aerospace Forces.

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