15 incredible photos of Russia's latest military exercise in annexed Crimea

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A Russian navy ship and helicopters take a part in a landing operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian navy ships during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian military planes and navy ships take a part in a landing operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, center, the head of General Staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, left, and the head of the main directorate of combat training Lieutenant-General Ivan Buvaitsev head an operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian navy ships and military paratroopers take a part in a landing operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian navy ships and a helicopter take a part in a landing operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian navy ships are viewed through a military helicopter's window during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian navy ships and helicopters take a part in a landing operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A tank rolls out from a ship on a landing operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian military helicopters and troops take a part in a landing operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian armored vehicles take a part in a landing operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian army tanks during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian military Su-34 bombers fly during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian military jets fire flares during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian paratroopers descend take a part in a landing operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. The drills which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops are some of the largest exercises Russia has held for years. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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Following its massive International Army Games, Russia is staging a series of worrisome military exercises for neighboring Ukraine and other global powers.

The drills began early this week in southern Russia and Crimea, the peninsula that was annexed from Ukraine in 2014. With their cruise missiles, tanks, aircraft, and naval ships deployed to the contested area, Russia put on an impressive display of their military might.

Here are several photos from the military exercise.

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