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Ukraine says hit Russian airfield in annexed Crimea

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FILE – Smoke rises over the location of explosion at an ammunition storage of the Russian military close to the village of Mayskoye, Crimea, on Aug. 16, 2022.
| Photo Credit: AP

Ukraine stated on April 18 its forces had struck a big Russian airfield on the annexed Crimean peninsula, destroying an array of navy gear.

The assault befell within the early hours of April 17 on the Dzhankoi air base, on the northern a part of the peninsula seized by Moscow in 2014.

Ukraine’s navy intelligence stated the operation was “successful,” damaging radars and air defence methods, amongst different targets.

“The number of enemy aviation objects destroyed or damaged and the number of casualties among personnel of the Russian occupation army is being clarified,” it stated.

Videos purportedly displaying explosions and sirens blaring on the air subject had circulated on social media the day earlier than, however Kyiv didn’t instantly remark.

President Volodymyr Zelensky later confirmed his forces carried out the assault in a night deal with, thanking the navy for what he known as a “correct strike against the occupier”.

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