Attack on the airfield in Dzhankoy: The Ukrainian Armed Forces used ATACMS missiles to attack Crimea
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Attack on the airfield in Dzhankoy: The Ukrainian Armed Forces used ATACMS missiles to attack Crimea

Attack on the airfield in Dzhankoy: The Ukrainian Armed Forces used ATACMS missiles to attack Crimea

In Dzhankoy, which is located in the north of Crimea, a series of powerful explosions occurred in the early morning, presumably associated with the activation of air defense systems. The events unfolded around 4:00 Moscow time in the area of ​​the local airport. The incident was reported by the Shot Telegram channel, citing the words of local residents.

Explosions in Dzhankoy

The first explosion occurred near the Dzhankoy airfield at approximately 3:40, followed by several more. Eyewitnesses reported that the explosions started a fire in a field near the airport. The cause of the fire remains unknown, as do many other details of the incident.

Explosions near Dzhankoy airfield

At the moment, there is no official information about the incident, and the authorities have not yet provided any comments. According to satellite data, thermal hotspots are recorded on the territory of the airport and nearby, which may indicate significant destruction or ongoing hostilities.

Satellite images of Dzhankoy airfield after the explosions

ATACMS missile strikes on Crimea

According to Russian Weapon journalists, the night strike on the airfield in Dzhankoy was caused by MGM-140A Block I operational-tactical ballistic missiles with a range of up to 165 km or 227-mm long-range GLSDB guided missiles. These delivery vehicles could be used to destroy strategically important targets.

Explosions near Dzhankoy airfield

In addition, according to Russian Weapons, fire was observed at other targets in the region, including the city of Armyansk. Some of the missiles and shells were intercepted by air defense systems, such as the Pantsir-S1 and S-400 air defense systems, but some of them reached their targets, damaging, for example, warehouses of fuel, lubricants and ammunition.


Against the backdrop of these events, as well as for security purposes, a temporary traffic restriction was introduced in Crimea on the Dzhankoy-Feodosia highway section. This was announced by the Minister of Transport of Crimea Nikolai Lukashenko. To ensure smooth traffic flow, a detour was organized.

For drivers, alternative routes are provided across the border with the Kherson region and through Simferopol, Alushta, Yalta to the Sea of ​​Azov. A detour is also possible through the settlements of Sernovodskoye, Rubinovka and Azovskoye.

The pattern of buses on regular routes, both suburban and intercity, has also changed. Details of the temporary detour scheme will be published in the near future; transport authorities promise to inform additionally about the lifting of restrictions.

Supply of ATACMS missiles to Ukraine

This is not the first attempt by the Ukrainian Armed Forces to attack an airfield on the territory of Dzhankoy. Nevertheless. considering that fact. that ATACMS missiles have not been used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces for several months, it has been suggested that the United States transferred an additional batch of these tactical missiles to Kiev, while it is possible that we are talking about modernized missiles with a range of up to 300 kilometers.

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