Ukraine destroys Russian platform near Crimea used for adjusting Shahed strikes
Ukraine's Special Operations Forces struck a Russian facility in the Black Sea, near the temporarily occupied Crimea. This facility had been enhancing the range of Iranian Mohajer-6 reconnaissance drones, with the aim of refining the targeting for Shahed drones in strikes on Ukraine
The Special Operations Forces reported the information on Telegram.
Specifically, operators from the 73rd Maritime Center of the Special Forces executed a highly intricate and successful operation codenamed "Citadel" in the Black Sea, near the coast of the temporarily occupied Crimea.
"According to intelligence, one of the illegally seized production platforms was used by the Russians to enhance the operation of the Iranian-made Mohajer-6 unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. Namely, they installed equipment that increases the range and radius of its operation. The enemy used this UAV to conduct reconnaissance and subsequent attacks with Shahed drones on critical infrastructure in southern Ukraine," the statement said.
In addition, Russian troops installed a Neva-B radar station for detecting surface objects (from motor boats to ships) on the platform. With the help of this radar, Russian forces controlled the situation in the northwestern part of the Black Sea
In light of this, following meticulous planning and preparation, the team from the 73rd Maritime Center initiated the mission to eliminate enemy targets.
The special operation took place within an area under constant surveillance by Russian aviation and navy patrols.
"At night, the boats of the 73rd Maritime Center of the Special Forces came close to the production platform. After special operations and clearing, the facility was mined. The combat team moved to a safe distance and blew up the enemy target. As a result, important enemy equipment was captured and a mast with an antenna was blown up," the statement said.
As a result, the successful special operation ensured safer movement of ships and limited Russia’s capabilities in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
- On September 20, the Ukrainian Armed Forces successfully attacked the command post of the Russian Black Sea Fleet near the temporarily occupied Sevastopol.
- On Friday, September 22, powerful explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied Crimea: the Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed the attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol. Following the attack, 34 officers were killed, including Fleet Commander Viktor Sokolov.