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The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine has identified the military personnel of the Russian Federation, shelling Ukraine with cruise missiles

The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine has identified the military personnel of the Russian Federation, shelling Ukraine with cruise missiles

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Ukrainian military intelligence has identified Russian servicemen who shell the territory of Ukraine with cruise missiles.

They are involved in war crimes and strikes on the Ukrainian civil infrastructure.

This was reported by the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine.

DIU operatives and analysts identified the personnel of the command units of the 22nd Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Division of the Russian Aerospace Force Long-Range Aviation Command.

This is a military unit #6987, a home airbase near Engels (the official name of the airbase is Engels-2) in the Saratov region.

The division is reported to include the 121st and 52nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiments:

  • 121st Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment – military unit #85927, Yengels-2 airbase of the Saratov region, Tu-95MS and Tu-160 strategic bombers;
  • 52nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment – military unit #33310, Shaikovka airbase, Kaluga region, Tu-22M3 long-range bombers.

Intelligence officers found that the personnel of the division were directly involved in the planning, organization and shelling of the territory of Ukraine by Kh-22/Kh-32 air-launched cruise missiles from Tu-22M3 long-range supersonic bombers and Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 from Tu-95MS and Tu-160 strategic bombers.

“It is these pilots who are responsible for the numerous casualties and destruction in Ukraine as a result of the criminal missile terror that they carry out from the territory of the Russian Federation,” said in a statement.

The list of identified Russian war criminals is available at the link from the DIU.

Intelligence also identified Russian servicemen firing Kinzhal missiles at the territory of Ukraine.

Демонстрація МиГ-31К із макетом гіперзвукової ракети «Кинжал» на параді. 2018 рік. Росія. Фото: ЗМІ РФ

29 command, flight and technical personnel of the 44th Separate Aviation Regiment of the Russian Aerospace Forces have been identified.

The regiment has a two squadron composition, normally up to 24 aircraft ― MiG-31K long-range interceptors.

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