Ukrainian Forces Strike Russian Radar Complex in Occupied Crimea

Written by Henrik Rothen

May.14 - 2024 10:54 AM CET

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Ukrainian forces strike a Russian radar complex in Crimea, causing significant damage and casualties.

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The Ukrainian Armed Forces have reportedly struck a Russian radar complex in the Crimean mountains used by the Russian army, according to Russian media outlet Astra.

The missile attack, which occurred early Monday morning on May 13, targeted a military base and resulted in the death of the commander of the Russian military unit stationed there.

The radar center located near Ai-Petri, on the summit of Bedene-Kir, suffered significant damage. This complex is utilized by the Russian occupying forces for airspace monitoring.

According to sources within the emergency services of the annexed region, several missiles, believed to be Storm Shadow, hit military unit 85683 on Mount Ai-Petri around 6:00 AM.

The base houses the 3rd Radiotechnical Regiment of the Russian Armed Forces, headquartered in Sevastopol.

Reports indicate that the missile strikes caused damage to the military installation, resulting in the death of Commander Alexander Kulakov and another Russian soldier. Several others were injured, though the exact number remains unclear.

The Russian occupation authorities have not officially commented on the incident. However, the Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that their air defense systems intercepted four Storm Shadow guided missiles and seven drones over occupied Crimea.

The Ukrainian military has not officially reported the missile strike on the Russian military facility in Crimea.

Following the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula, the 3rd Radiotechnical Regiment was formed at the Bedene-Kir summit, replacing the 40th Radiotechnical Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Force.

Historically, this location housed a Soviet-era long-range reconnaissance and air defense guidance radar center, with protective domes shielding the radar antennas from weather conditions.

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