Last week, Moscow launched military maneuvers in the Astrakhan region in southern Russia, involving S-300 type ground-air missiles
On Monday, Russia launched new military operations with over 100 combat airplanes near the Ukraine border, a week after major military exercises were held in the south of its territory, causing concern in Kiev.
The exercises, which will take place until Friday, involve over 100 airplanes of various types, including Su-34 and Su-24 bombers, Su-27 fighters, MiG-31 interceptors, Mi-8, Mi-24 and Mi-28 combat helicopters, stated the Russian Ministry of Defense. IL-78 airplanes will also perform in-flight refuelling missions for bombers and fighters.
Last week Moscow had already launched military maneuvers in the Astrakhan region, in southern Russia, involving S-300 type ground-air missiles.
Kiev authorities have requested explanations for the large military operations near the Ukrainian border.