On the night of 14 September, the Defence Forces of Ukraine successfully attacked Russian air defence systems near the town of Yevpatoria in temporarily occupied Crimea. This is reported by the Strategic Communications Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“In the morning, the Armed Forces of Ukraine struck the location of the enemy’s surface-to-air missile systems near Yevpatoria in temporarily occupied Crimea. Glory to the Armed Forces of Ukraine!” reads the report.
At the same time, the Ukrayinska Pravda online media outlet reports, citing its sources in law enforcement agencies, that a unique special operation near Yevpatoria was conducted by units of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Naval Forces of Ukraine.
As a result of the attack, a Russian Triumf air defence system worth $1.2 billion was destroyed.
Drones and Neptune cruise missiles are said to have been used during the operation.
“At first, SBU drones hit the ‘eyes’ of the system – radars and antennas. And after disabling the radar stations, Navy units struck Triumf S300/400 systems with two Neptune cruise missiles,” the report reads.
At the same time, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation confirmed information about the attack and traditionally reported the successful downing of 11 Ukrainian drones. However, local residents posted online videos and photos of a large-scale fire near Yevpatoria.
As a reminder, one day earlier, the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to destroy a Russian submarine and a large landing ship in Sevastopol with a massive missile attack.