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Ukrainian Armed Forces' strike at Dzhankoy airfield: First details revealed

Ukrainian Armed Forces' strike at Dzhankoy airfield: First details revealed Photo: DIU representative Andrii Yusov (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine).
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The DIU provided the first details of the consequences of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' strike on the Russian airfield in Dzhankoy (Crimea). The attack took place on April 17, according to Andrii Yusov, a representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine.

"There is already more detailed information on the damage. It will be officially released today. It includes launchers of missile and air defense systems, destroyed radar systems, and information on the damage to aircraft and personnel," he says.

Yusov emphasizes that all the information will be made public in more detail later.

"This is a really important large-scale successful operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the DIU spokesperson emphasizes.

Attack on airfield in Dzhankoy

On April 17, explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied Crimea, in particular, in Dzhankoy. Residents reported strikes near the local airfield and a fire. Ukraine was in no hurry to comment on the incident.

For example, the spokesperson for the South military command, Natalia Humeniuk, only noted that the Russian airfield, being a military facility of the Russian Federation, is a legitimate target for strikes by the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

In the evening, RBC-Ukraine's sources confirmed that the strike on the airfield in Dzhankoy was the result of successful actions by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. However, the consequences and results of the strike are not yet known. In turn, the Atesh guerrillas said that the strike at least hit the S-400 and the area of the Russian command center at the Dzhankoy airfield.