Skip to main content

Russia launches new military drills in south, Crimea

(ANSA-AFP) - MOSCOW, JAN 25 - The Russian military said Tuesday it had launched exercises involving some 6,000 troops and at least 60 fighter jets in southern Russia near Ukraine and in Moscow-annexed Crimea. Russian news agencies quoted the southern military district describing the live-fire drills as a combat readiness check, as tensions rage between Moscow and the West over Crimea. (ANSA-AFP).