re than a dozen fighter jets arrived in Crimea on Saturday. That's worrying for the enclave as tensions heighten between Russia and Ukraine
rimea was annexed by Russia in 2014 after Moscow-leaning Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev following street clashes and violent protests. Tensions between Moscow and Kiev have risen in the past weeks.
In November, Russians seized three Ukrainian navy ships and their crews in an incident which Moscow and Kiev have blamed on each other. Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has accused Ukraine of preparing a provocation near Crimea before the end of the year.
ssia's Defence Ministry was cited to saying the SU-27 and SU-30 jets were deployed to the overhauled Belbek air base in Crimea where the fighter jets would be permanently stationed.