UKRAINE has blown up a Russian military base in annexed Crimea using suspected Storm Shadow missiles in a spectacular daylight blitz.
A fiery inferno erupted at Belbek airfield near to Vladimir Putin’s Black Sea headquarters today in a humiliating blow to the tyrant.
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The site is found close to Russia’s main naval base in Sevastopol
The Ukrainian military quickly claimed the attack in Russian-occupied Crimea today, while Moscow claimed to have thwarted the attack.
In a post on Telegram, Ukraine’s Air Force commander Mykola Oleshchuk thanked the military for conducting the operation, hitting Belbek airfield on the southwestern tip of the Crimea Peninsula near Russia’s main naval base at Sevastopol.
“Ukrainian aviators will definitely return to their home airfield,” he said, posting a video from social media of the purported strike.
According to the Russian Defence Ministry, Moscow foiled the attack on Crimea and shot down 20 Ukrainian missiles – 17 over the Black Sea and three more over the peninsula.
The ministry said fragments of Ukrainian missiles fell on the territory of a military unit in Lyubimovka, which is near the Belbek military air base.
The incident caused no damage to “aviation equipment”, it said.
However, the footage suggests otherwise.
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