Chuhuiv air base attack

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Chuhuiv air base attack
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Aerial view of Chuhuiv air base.
Chuhuiv air base, as it appeared in 2008
Date24 February 2022 (2022-02-24)
Location49°50′24″N 036°38′50″E / 49.84000°N 36.64722°E / 49.84000; 36.64722Coordinates: 49°50′24″N 036°38′50″E / 49.84000°N 36.64722°E / 49.84000; 36.64722
Status Fuel tanks and infrastructure destroyed
Belligerents
 Ukraine  Russia
Units involved
 Ukrainian Armed Forces  Russian Armed Forces
Casualties and losses
Unknown None
Chuhuiv air base attack is located in Ukraine
Chuhuiv air base attack
Location within Ukraine

On 24 February 2022, the Chuhuiv Air Base in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine was the target of an air strike by Russian forces as part of the Northeastern Ukraine offensive during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Background

Chuhuiv air base is located in the city of Chuhuiv in Kharkiv Oblast in Ukraine. The air base housed Baykar Bayraktar TB2 drones, as well as the military airfields in Starokostyantyniv and Mykolaiv.[1]

Attack

In the opening hours of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, a Russian missile attack targeted the Chuhuiv air base.[2] Following the attack the US based Space Technologies company Maxar published satellite images depicting damage resulting from the missile strike.[3] According to open-source intelligence information the attack left damage to fuel storage areas and other airport infrastructure.[4]

Later attacks

On 10 April 2022, Russian officials said their forces targeted Ukrainian S-300 air defences present at Chuhuiv airbase.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Patrolling Ukrainian Border". Defense Express. 15 February 2022. Archived from the original on 6 March 2022. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Ukraine: Video appears to show aftermath of missile strike on air base in Chuhuiv". Sky News. 24 February 2022. Archived from the original on 7 March 2022. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  3. ^ "War Damage In Ukraine, Seen From Above And On The Ground". Radio Liberty Free Europe. 25 February 2022. Archived from the original on 9 March 2022. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  4. ^ Sheetz, Michael (24 February 2022). "Satellite imagery shows Russian attack on Ukraine from space". CNBC. Archived from the original on 7 March 2022. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Украинские ЗРС С-300 уничтожены в Николаевской области и на военном аэродроме Чугуев - Минобороны РФ (версия 2)". Intefax Ru. 10 April 2022.