A Russian military expert has warned there is 'no doubt' Russia has moved nuclear missiles to the Crimean peninsula.
Pavel Felgenhauer, a military analyst who successfully predicted Putin's invasion of Georgia in 2008, accused the Russian premier of reneging on several treaties in order to bolster defences in the disputed territory.
'For Moscow the Crimea is a Russian territory, so the agreements on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons do not worry her much,' Felgenhauer told Ukrainian newspaper Gordonua.
'In general, there are quite a lot of tactic weapons in the Russian Federation - according to various estimates, up to 10,000 units.'
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Military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer (pictured in 2015) said Russia had 'no doubt' already put nuclear weapons in the Crimea
Speaking about the 1991 agreement signed between the US and Russia on not deploying nuclear weapons on ships or planes he said it was only a 'gentleman's agreement' and 'is actually not being implemented'.
'Obviously Russia will not confirm or deny the presence