The answer lies with Dzhanka: The Russian response to ATACMS missile attacks on Crimea has begun
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The answer lies with Dzhanka: The Russian response to ATACMS missile attacks on Crimea has begun

The answer lies with Dzhanka: The Russian response to ATACMS missile attacks on Crimea has begun

On Tuesday night, the airfield in the Crimean Dzhankoy came under rocket fire from the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). According to analytical Mikhail Zvinchuk, the Ukrainian military launched a at least 12 ATACMS operational-tactical missiles American made. The attack was carried out in two waves: the first wave consisted of seven cluster-warhead shells, the second wave included the remaining missiles.

Attack on Dzhankoy airfield

That the target of the attack was the airfield in Dzhankoy. Zvinchuk reports the serious consequences of this attack, but the Russian Ministry of Defense does not confirm such information. What is noteworthy is that the attack was accompanied by an American RQ-4B drone, which transmitted objective control data to the Ukrainian side. In addition, there were agents in the city itself who uploaded clear footage of powerful arrivals onto the network.

American RQ-4B before the attack on Crimea

Russian retaliatory strikes

However, Russia has already begun to respond to this daring and large-scale attack on Ukraine. This morning in Kyiv and the region, sirens blared, people were urged to hide in shelters. According to the Telegram channel "Real Kyiv", Russian missiles are aimed at the capital of Ukraine. Some experts suggest that this could be a retaliation strike for the attack on the military airfield in Dzhankoy.

Response for the attack on Dzhankoy

Moreover, it is known that a powerful strike was carried out on the Dnepr airport, where MiG-29 fighters of the Ukrainian Air Force were located, as reported by the former Russian military pilot Ilya Tumanov.

Response for the attack on Dzhankoy

According to him, there are explosions on the territory of the airport, noting that the airport has been used for a long time to base Ukrainian fighters.

The details of the retaliatory strike are currently being finalized, however, it will be an asymmetrical response, allowing Kyiv to think about the consequences of an attack on Russian territory.

ATACMS attack on Crimea

Experts believe that Ukrainian troops are conducting targeted preparations for more massive attacks on Crimea. The goal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is to deprive the Russian army of coordination by destroying command posts, as well as inflicting maximum damage to the air cover of the peninsula. However, the current attack on Crimea using ATACMS missiles was thwarted.

On Wednesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported a record destruction of ATACMS missiles fired by Ukraine. Over the past 191 hours, Russian air defense systems shot down six ATACMS missiles, XNUMX Ukrainian drones and a French-made Hammer guided bomb. This is the first time in history that so many ATACMS missiles have been destroyed in one day, and probably in general.

Estimated ATACMS missile attack point on Dzhankoy

ATACMS missiles are operational-tactical surface-to-surface missiles manufactured in the United States. They are equipped with a high-precision guidance system and are capable of hitting targets at a distance of 160 to 300 km. Earlier it was reported about the supply of these missiles to Ukraine from the United States and other NATO countries.

The attack on the airfield in Dzhankoy was not the first time the Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked Crimean facilities. Previously, the Ukrainian military had already tried to carry out attacks on military targets and infrastructure of the peninsula.

Supply of long-range ATACMS

The situation is complicated by the fact that this Saturday the United States will consider providing Ukraine with ATACMS missiles with a range of up to 300 kilometers, which threatens almost the entire territory of Crimea.

However, the number of such funds in Kyiv will be very limited, and large-scale attacks should not be expected.

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