Russia claims ATACMS strikes on occupied Crimea

ATACMS used by Ukrainian army
ATACMS used by Ukrainian army

ATACMS missiles allegedly struck objects in the temporarily occupied Crimea, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Telegram on May 4.

"Our air defense systems destroyed four operational-tactical missiles over the territory of the Crimean Peninsula," the ministry claimed.

There is no confirmation of this claim.

Recent strikes on Crimea

Ukraine struck a Russian military airfield in Dzhankoy early in the morning on April 30. Ukrainian officials are yet to confirm the nature of the strike, presumably made with ballistic or cruise missiles.

Explosions were heard in occupied Simferopol, Crimea, overnight on April 30, the Astra Telegram channel reported.

Ukrainian strikes with ATACMS have inflicted significant damages and casualties on Russian military positions, the VChK-OGPU project reported on May 2.

Before this, the airfield was attacked on April 17. Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR) said that the following equipment was destroyed or critically damaged on Dzhankoy airfield:

  • four launchers of the S-400 air defense system

  • three radar stations

  • air defense control center

  • Fundament-M airspace surveillance equipment

The 39th Helicopter Regiment of the 27th Mixed Aviation Division of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Command of the Southern Military District of the Russian Army and three aviation squadrons were stationed at Dzhankoy airfield.

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