Ukrainian ATACMS destroyed Russia’s S-400 launchers, three radars and Fundament-M air surveillance system

The Ukrainian armed forces attacked a Russian military airfield in Crimea on Wednesday, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Thursday in a statement on Telegram.

The statement said that the strikes on the Dzhankoi airfield have either destroyed or severely damaged four launchers of the S-400 air defence system, three radar stations, and an air defence control point.

The Fundament-M air surveillance system was also affected in the attack, it said.

As a result of the attack on the military airfield in temporarily occupied Dzhankoy, S-400 missile launchers, radar stations, air defence control centre, and airspace surveillance equipment were destroyed or damaged, HUR reported on Telegram on April 18.

According to Main Intelligence Directorate(HUR), the following equipment was destroyed or critically damaged as a result of the strike on Dzhankoy airfield: five launchers of the S-400 air defense system,    three radar stations, air defense control center and Fundament-M airspace surveillance equipment

HUR noted that number of enemy aircraft destroyed or damaged and number of casualties among Russian army personnel is being clarified.

Explosions occurred on April 17 in temporarily occupied Dzhankoy in Crimea. Local residents reported that fires broke out in the area of the local military airfield.

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.

According to the Krymskiy Veter public group, the strike destroyed three S-400 launchers and two S-300.

Social network users also reported that the strike resulted in deaths and injuries among Russian military personnel.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy commented on the attack on Dzhankoy in his evening address on April 17, noting that the Armed Forces “carried out the right strike.” He thanked the military for their accuracy.

A spokesman for the Ukrainian Volunteer Army South, Serhiy Bratchuk, said that after the Ukrainian attack on an airfield in Dzhankoy, Russian troops moved planes and helicopters to the airfield in Kirovske.

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