A sophisticated Russian air defence system has been destroyed by Ukraine in an attack on the occupied Crimea region, security sources say.
Ukraine’s security service (SBU) and navy carried out the attack on a Russian facility near Yevpatoriya using cruise missiles and drones, a Ukrainian intelligence source said.
“The drones focused on the air defence systems and their radars, the source said. “After disabling the radar stations, the navy units hit the S300 and S400 ‘Triumph’ systems, that is worth $1.2bn, by two Neptune cruise missiles,” the source said.
Yesterday Ukraine launched its largest attack on the Crimean port city of Sevastopol since the start of the war. The attack damaged a submarine and a large landing ship. Security sources said British Shadow Cruise missiles were used in the operation.