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Two MiG-31 interceptors were destroyed in Crimea

Two MiG-31 interceptors were destroyed in Crimea

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During a large-scale combined strike from May 14 to 15 in the temporarily occupied Crimea, two Russian MiG-31 interceptors were destroyed.

Militarnyi reported about this.

The New York Times investigator Christiaan Triebert published high-quality images of the consequences of the attack by the Armed Forces on the Belbek air base, which is used by the Russian occupiers.

Satellite images from Maxar show the remains of combat aircraft in detail, which makes it possible to determine the exact type of aircraft destroyed.

It is worth noting that it is about MiG-31 interceptors, which should not be confused with MiG-31K carriers of ballistic missiles.

Satellite images of aircraft parking lot show that in addition to MiG-31, at least one Su-27 or Su-35 fighter was destroyed. One MiG-29 was also hit.

Probably, some of the other Russian aircraft that were at the airbase also suffered damage.

In addition, elements of the S-400 anti-aircraft system, which covered the air base, were destroyed. Militarnyi previously published photos of the destroyed radar and the launcher of the SAM.

In addition, Russian resources in public posts reported the destruction of a warehouse with fuels and lubricants. A similar affected object can be seen in the published photos.

The Russian Air Base was hit by ATACMS ballistic missiles with a cluster warhead that contained M74 bomblets.

It is worth noting that the Russian squadron of Su-27 fighters, a pair of Su-35 fighters and MiG-31 interceptors were based at Belbek airfield.

Also on the night of May 15-16, Russian military air bases in Crimea were again attacked. Belbek and Gvardeyskoye were hit by ballistic missiles.

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