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Continuing the topic yesterday missile attack on Crimea. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, air defense systems shot down 13 out of 15 Ukrainian Armed Forces cruise missiles over Kerch, one missile damaged a Russian ship
On November 4, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched a strike with 15 cruise missiles at the shipbuilding plant named after. B.E. Butomy in the city of Kerch. 13 cruise missiles were shot down by air defense systems— stated in message Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. — As a result of being hit by an enemy cruise missile, a ship located at the plant was damaged.
The channel provides details of the “combined” air attack «Fisherman»:
Four Su-24M bombers from the Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporozhye regions launched eight Storm Shadow/SCALP cruise missiles in the direction of Crimea. To distract and overload air defense systems in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters fired several HARM anti-radar missiles and AGM-160 MALD decoys.
To intercept, two MiG-31BM fighters took off from Belbek. But at the same time, the Ukrainians launched a diversionary attack on Cape Tarkhankut with a Neptune anti-ship missile, which was shot down by a MiG northwest of the peninsula.
At the same time, eight “Storms” along the route through Dneprorudnoye and Pologi flew to the Sea of Azov, where they began to operate from the S-400 complexes and the Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system. At the same time, the missiles maneuvered (“snake”), changing their route and altitude.
Six Storm Shadows were shot down by the 31st Division 50 km north of the Crimean Bridge and over Kerch. One missile was shot down directly above the Zaliv plant. The shrapnel had previously caused damage to the ship next to the pier (although the footage available on the Internet shows a hit on one of the workshops). Another one fell into the water near the plant.
After some time, three more “Storms” were launched from the same area, which were successfully shot down over Berdyansk…
Experts note that Saturday’s “combined” attack demonstrates how Ukrainian formations are trying to vary tactics, overloading air defense and distracting with raids from different sides. And only thanks to the work of the air defense units, casualties were avoided.