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​Satellite Images Showing a Well-aimed Attack by Storm Shadow on russia’s Fleet Command Post Have Been Released

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Storm Shadow​ cruise missile under the wing of the Ukrainian Su-24M / Open source illustrative photo
Storm Shadow​ cruise missile under the wing of the Ukrainian Su-24M / Open source illustrative photo

Ukrainian Su-24 pilots hit the the 744th Communication Center under the Command of the russian Black Sea Fleet of with a Storm Shadow/SCALP EG cruise missile

On Wednesday, September 20, the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit the backup command post of the russian Black Sea Fleet in Verkhnyosadove in temporarily occupied Crimea - the work of Ukrainian long-range weapons on this object was confirmed by the Department of Strategic Communications of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU StratCom).

The strike was made by long-range Storm Shadow/SCALP EG cruise missiles - the missile in the sky over the temporarily occupied Crimea was filmed by locals. In addition, the fact that the affected 744th Communication Center under the Command of the russian Black Sea Fleet consists of a number of ground buildings and an underground part also hints at the use of this type of weapon. To strike underground object is exactly the purpose for which these cruise missiles were created.

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Storm Shadow Medium Range stealth cruise missile with BROACH warhead, Defense Express
Storm Shadow Medium Range stealth cruise missile with BROACH warhead / Image: https://world-defense.com/

The Storm Shadow's BROACH warhead features an initial penetrating charge to clear soil or enter a bunker, then a variable delay fuze to control detonation of the main warhead. Intended targets are command, control and communications centres; airfields; ports and power stations; ammunition management and storage facilities; surface ships and submarines in port; bridges and other high value strategic targets.

At the same time, Radio Liberty has already published the first satellite images of the russian communication center, which confirm the successful strike of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the enemy's military facility.

The destroyed building on the territory of the 744th Communication Center under the Command of the russian Black Sea Fleet, Planet Labs,  Radio Liberty, Defense Express
The destroyed building on the territory of the 744th Communication Center under the Command of the russian Black Sea Fleet / Photo: Planet Labs, via Radio Liberty

In the released satellite images, it can be seen that the cruise missile very accurately hit one of the buildings located on the territory of the facility, almost half of which was completely destroyed as a result of the impact.

The 744th Communication Center under the Command of the russian Black Sea Fleet, Defense Express
The 744th Communication Center under the Command of the russian Black Sea Fleet / Satellite image

Apparently, as a result of this attack, the occupiers were not without casualties - yesterday there were a number of reports on social networks that after the attack, a whole convoy of fire trucks and ambulances was heading from Sevastopol to Verkhnyosadove.

In view of the above, it can be stated that in this case it is another carefully prepared and implemented operation by the Defense Forces of Ukraine to destroy enemy facilities. Such operations have recently become quite common. For example, after the successful attack on the command post on Wednesday, September 20, already on the night of September 21, a massive long-range weapon attack was carried out on other military facilities in Crimea.

The launch of the Neptune missile, Defense Express
The launch of the Neptune missile / Open source illustrative photo

Thus, the Security Service of Ukraine confirmed in a media comment about a large-scale combined attack on the Saki russian military airfield, where the Ukrainian Neptun missile arrived

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