Ukraine confirmed the destruction of the Russian S-400 TRIUMF air defense system worth approximately $1.2 billion near Eupatoria. This is yet another defeat for the Russian Federation in Crimea.
Ukraine confirmed the destruction of the Russian "Triumf" anti-aircraft system.
Since August 2022, explosions can be heard almost every day in Crimea. The Russian authorities attribute the strange sounds to the shooting down of Ukrainian drones or exercises of Russian troops. Today, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it shot down 11 Ukrainian drones in the last 24 hours. The drones were shot down, but two Ukrainian "Neptun" missiles hit the target. The Ukrainians' target was the Russian missile defense system near Eupatoria in occupied Crimea.
It all started at 5:00 in the morning. I heard 14 explosions. For the first time, explosions could be heard so close. We didn't leave our hotel room - says a woman resting in occupied Crimea.
Several Russian military units are stationed near Eupatoria. There is a military airfield called Saki near the city. The attack on the Russian air defense system near Eupatoria in occupied Crimea on Thursday morning was a joint operation of the Security Service of Ukraine and the navy of that country, Reuters reported, citing sources in the Ukrainian military intelligence service (HUR). The Ukrainian Telegram channel "Krymsky Wind", which has contact with the inhabitants of the peninsula during the Russian occupation, reported that it was the most powerful explosion so far.
Unmanned aerial vehicles and Neptun missiles hit the target. First, drones from the Ukrainian secret services hit the eyes of the complex – radars and antennas. After disabling the radar stations, Navy units hit the S-300/400 Triumf launch complexes with two Neptun cruise missiles.
On the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, loud explosions were also heard in Sevastopol. This city in Russian-occupied Crimea is home to, among others, the main base and command of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. As a result of the night Ukrainian missile attack on the port of Sevastopol, two Russian ships were seriously damaged: the large landing ship "Minsk" and the submarine "Rostov-on-Don". The units were undergoing repairs in dry dock. According to the Ukrainian side, they are currently beyond repair.
In an interview with Radio Svoboda, Natalia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the Ukrainian army in the south, said that all objects that were hit by Ukrainians in occupied Crimea, which are related to Russia's aggression and ensuring its military potential, are considered legitimate goals of the Ukrainian military.
Our target is any military facility in enemy-occupied territory