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Strike on Russian military airbase in Crimea: Satellite images revealed

Strike on Russian military airbase in Crimea: Satellite images revealed Photo: Aftermath of satellite strikes on the Russian airfield in Dzhankoy (illustrative photo by GettyImages)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

During the night attack on April 30, Russian air defense equipment was destroyed on the territory of the Russian troops' airfield in Dzhankoy, as evidenced by the relevant satellite images, according to RFE/RL.

“The Planet Labs satellite recorded damage to military equipment at the airfield - most likely, it was the Russian S-300/S-400 air defense system, consisting of launchers and radars,” the report says.

According to satellite photos, one of the S-300/S-400 systems was hit, while the others were redeployed from the area.

According to the conclusions of an aviation expert, the report notes that this airfield in Dzhankoy is one of the largest bases for Russian helicopters. It is also used as a military transportation hub for the movement of Russian equipment, ammunition, and personnel.

Night strikes on Crimea on April 30

As a reminder, on the night of April 30, loud explosions were heard over Simferopol and Dzhankoy. At least ten powerful explosions were reported online. Also then, Russians blocked the Crimean bridge.

Defense Express reported that explosions were also heard in Yevpatoria, Hvardiysk, and Krasnoperekopsk districts. The Ukrainian Defense Forces could have used American ATACMS to hit Russian air defense positions.

As it became known later, ballistic missiles attacked the Dzhankoy military airfield that night. As a result of the attack, five Russian troops were wounded.

In particular, the guerrillas noted that during the attack on Crimea on the night of April 30, not only the airfield in Dzhankoy was hit, but also other Russian strategic objects on the peninsula