Belaventsev said that a large military group was created in the occupied peninsula and the aviation group "changed for the better."
In addition, the Black Sea Fleet is to expand. According to the envoy, "636-project submarines with missiles on board are coming to Crimea." (NATO reporting name Improved Kilo - ed.)
"Crimea is an impregnable fortress today," Belavenetsev boasts.
He said that Russia has allocated significant resources to bringing order to the military infrastructure in Crimea, which is badly worn. The envoy noted the revival of the Higher Naval School in Sevastopol, as well as the creation of the Presidential Cadet School, which should also become a naval school.
Russia annexed Crimea and Sevastopol after a pseudo referendum held on Mar. 16, 2014. Ukraine has not led a military campaign to protect the peninsula. In December 2014 Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu announced the creation of a self-contained group of forces in Crimea.