Russia plans to "cover" the occupied Crimea and the administrative border with heavy flamethrowers
The Russian Defense Ministry plans to strengthen the defense of the Caucasus, the occupied Crimea and the border with Ukraine with heavy flamethrowers by 2027.
The Izvestia newspaper reports about it
We are talking about the flamethrower systems TOS-1A "Sontsepek" and TOS-2 "Tosochka". They will be used by the newly created battalions in the Southern Military District of Russia.
In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defense intends to "cover" the Caucasus, the occupied Crimea and the border with Ukraine in order to "protect Russia from the south." They claim that flamethrower systems can be transferred to the western strategic direction. Like, "Tosochka" is able to march on public roads for hundreds of kilometers.
What is known
- In Britain, it was recalled that Russia had recently drawn 90,000 Russian troops to Ukraine's borders. France has expressed concern that Russia is increasing its troops near Ukraine's borders.
- The US Senate has proposed sanctions against Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine.
- US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said that Russia's political and military actions against Ukraine are a cause for concern for the United States leadership, as they do not know the intentions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Russia transfers the 56th Assault Regiment to the occupied Crimea.
- The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba spoke about the security situation in Crimea and Donbas, as well as along the Ukrainian border to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrel on the eve of the EU Council of Foreign Ministers.