The defense Ministry deployed in the Kuril Islands of Iturup and Kunashir anti-ship missile complexes “Ball” and “Bastion”, reports TASS.
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It is reported that the coastal division “Balls” relocated to the island of Kunashir, a division of the “Bastions” to intercede on combat duty on the island of Iturup.
The units are part of the 72nd coastal missile brigade of the Pacific fleet, which was formed in 2014. It is planned that by the end of this year, the divisions will conduct training shooting combat missiles.
In late August, the defense Ministry discussed the prospects of deploying troops on the Kuril Islands. As was declared in the year 2018 in the Chukchi direction will form the division of coastal defense.
According to military observer Viktor Litovkin, accommodation coastal fortifications in the Kuril Islands and Chukotka is an integral part of this important task, the Agency said.