Russia to form new amphibious assault battalion in the annexed Crimea
According to the Head of the Russian State Duma’s defense committee, Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov, a separate amphibious-assault battalion will be formed in the Crimea by December 1st, 2017 within the 7th Amphibious-Assault Division. It will be stationed near the city of Feodosia. The formation of the battalion has already begun, as reported by Russia’s TASS news agency.
“By the decision of the Collegium of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Crimea, a separate amphibious-assault battalion will be formed by December 1st of this year within the 7th Amphibious-Assault Division. The battalion will be deployed …read more