NATO has no chance to take Crimea, warns Russian Defense Minister

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MOSCOW – The Russian troops in the Crimea will give “no chance” to opponents who dare to attack the peninsula, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday.

“A unique interdisciplinary group has been created and strengthened on the peninsula. Its modern state-of-the-art weapons systems do not give a chance to a potential adversary who dares to invade what is intrinsically Russian territory,” he said.

According to him, for Russia this peninsula “always played a role of special importance”. The minister also stressed that, over two and a half centuries, events in the Crimea have been vital to the country’s fate.
“The glorious victories of the Black Sea Fleet have made international history and became our pride,” he added.

According to him, today the Crimea “continues to play a critical role in protecting the country.”

The defense minister also drew attention to NATO’s activation south-west of Russia’s borders.

According to Shoigu, NATO’s actions require a symmetrical response from Russia to neutralize the challenges to national security.

“Since the beginning of the year, 13 large-scale maneuvers involving more than 40,000 military personnel and 2,000 units of military equipment have been organized by the Alliance in the strategic south-western region of Russia,” said the minister.

As a reciprocal measure, the minister proposed to “combine strategic containment actions by increasing combat capabilities of the Southern Military District of Russia.”

Although NATO has tried to indirectly attack Russia in Ukraine, South Ossetia and Syria, Moscow has resisted all these events successfully. This has seen the liberation of Crimea, the self-declared independence of Lugansk and Donetsk, the preservation of South Ossetia’s sovereignty and the successful resistance of Syria against NATO-backed jihadist forces. Russia has played a pivotal role on all these fronts, effectively frustrating the US-led NATO alliance as it has not been able to achieve its power projections and weaken the Eurasian giant.

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Larchmonter445
Larchmonter445
3 years ago

2.5 million civilians in Crimea, 95% ready to fight to the death (which is the history of the peninsula.)

The best defensive weapon systems in place, backed up with 50,000 or so troops, many units of elite forces, and tactical nukes.

NATO and every Nazi from Ukraine would last hours against Crimea. The counter strike would end much of NATO in East Europe.

Look up at Kaliningrad, which is facing a surrounding encroachment by NATO. Same situation for the Russian military. Same set piece face off. Iskander nukes will be used if NATO attacks.

Russia is not hedging. They are showing the tactical nuclear weapons that will be used in these two situations.

Only totally insane psychotics would poke the bear. It will be a short and devastating mistake.

daveycrockett
daveycrockett
Reply to  Larchmonter445
3 years ago

It sounds like Shoigu is truly expecting an attack by Nato. This would go down as the worst military debacle in history, it would lead to all out catastrophic meltdown. As much as Russia has had their firepower on display for many years, most recently with Syria, these psychotic imbeciles apparently still think they can pull off the dismemberment of Crimea from the RF.

ALberto
ALberto
3 years ago

NATO posturing like it is 1918. Lost in the past.

Tommy Jensen
Tommy Jensen
3 years ago

Nobody is gonna tell an American what we can do or not do. Nobody!

Nikos Yiasou
Nikos Yiasou
3 years ago

May the Eurasian giant- Russia – always remain vigilant and strong.

mike hutchings
mike hutchings
3 years ago

if you are not a fan of NATO…..YOU ALMOST HOPE THEY TRY

wyatt & billy
wyatt & billy
3 years ago

blast nato into a million pieces – then burn the pieces.

John Mason
John Mason
3 years ago

Meanwhile Russia is making major improvements and progress with their military spending and NATO are wasting their money in exercise. Not difficult to work out who the fools are, maybe the NATO countries enjoy being targeted.

Nosferatu
Nosferatu
Reply to  John Mason
3 years ago

Dont forget that some NATO countries will immediatelly disobey orders to attack Russia. These are most likely to be Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria because of the slavic brotherhood and some other counties because of the fear of being destroyed within hours.

Garry Compton
Garry Compton
3 years ago

The Russian Navy museums in the port of Sevastopol go Waaaay back when they were fighting the Turks- Brits etc. It is a must to see – if anyone ever gets here. Yalta is also a historis place but The Promenade in Yalta has the prettiest women in the World strolling around from the beaches to the clubs – Without a doubt.

Rollo10
Rollo10
Reply to  Garry Compton
3 years ago

Where would one wear this ‘doubt’? I would like to see what I’m missing!

Alberto
Alberto
Reply to  Garry Compton
3 years ago

I have tried Crimean champagne and is good.

Garry Compton
Garry Compton
Reply to  Alberto
3 years ago

Ya- even the French would approve of its quality – Alberto

experience
experience
3 years ago

Crimea is not going back for several reasons one of the most important being that the people there strongly disagree with that. If the West wants to go to war and have millions dead over Crimea it’s up to them, because that’s what will happen as Russia will not give it back. The sooner everybody comes to terms with the fact that Crimea is Russian the better for everyone and everything will be ok

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