Russian S-300/400 Batteries Reportedly Hit in Ukrainian Attack, Hvardiiske

At approximately 1800 EST on June 9th, 2024, the Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked several locations in Crimea. The first explosions registered in Saky and Yevpatoriya. By 1830 EST, Russian military bloggers claimed that Ukrainian ATACMS missiles were targeting Russian military facilities. By 1900 EST, power outages were reported in Mykhailivka. Also, by 1900 EST, explosions registered in Dzhankoi, Crimea.

By 0019 EST this morning, Russian military bloggers reported that four missiles and three sea drones targeted Russian positions in Yevpatoria, Dzankoi, and other areas in Crimea. The number of missiles increased to 12 ATACMS by 0500 EST this morning.

By 0600 EST this morning, the Ukrainian General Staff announced that it had successfully struck one Russian S-400 and two S-300 surface-to-air (SAM) missile sites near the Dzhankoy, Chornomorskyi, and Evpatoria areas of Crimea.

This claim was supported by NASA FIRMS imagers showing several fires near the Gvardeyskoye air base on the Tarkhankut peninsula in Crimea.

The Gvardeyskoye is home to the 37th Guards Composite Aviation Regiment, which flies the Sukhoi Su-24M/Fencer and the Sukhoi Su-25SM/25UB/Frogfoot under the 27th Composite Aviation Division as part of the 4th Air and Air Defence Forces Army, Southern Military District. 

The Russian Ministry of Defense has made no official comment as of this publication.

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