Satellite imagery shows S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in Crimea

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UPDATED 7:11 AM PT — Mon. Dec. 3, 2018

Ukrainian tanks unload in Mariupol trade port in Mariupol, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. President Petro Poroshenko says Russia has deployed a large number of troops along its border with Ukraine. He warns that Russia intends to push further inland into Ukraine following last week’s naval clash between their forces in the Black Sea. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

New details are coming to light, showing the location of Russia’s recent deployment of advanced missile systems in Crimea.

According to reports Sunday, S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries were deployed in the Dzhankoi airbase, where the infrastructure has been under construction in recent months.

Satellite images show eight launchers of the S-400 battery are in four pieces along with two radar systems and multiple trucks, which are believed to be carrying missiles.

Those missiles are reportedly capable of traveling nearly 250-miles, and can intercept several types of other missiles.

This comes as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to rise, following the seizure of three Ukrainian vessels and a dozen sailors roughly a week ago.

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