Crimeans using social media to help Ukrainian military spot Russian air defenses

Frame of the video of the destruction of the Russian S-400 air defense system on Cape Tarkhankut on August 23
Frame of the video of the destruction of the Russian S-400 air defense system on Cape Tarkhankut on August 23
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Crimeans are actively helping the Ukrainian military detect Russian air defense systems by publishing photos and videos of the systems in operation, Taras Berezovets, a political scientist and officer of the I. Bohun special brigade, told Radio NV in an interview on Aug. 25.

“It must be said that Crimeans are actively helping us in this,” Berezovets explained.

“They highlight photos and videos of the operation of these complexes. That’s how it works. That is, the enemy’s defense is first revealed by seeing UAVs that are intercepted or shot down by Russian [air defenses]. Some people aren’t satisfied with this [strategy]. They consider it a waste of resources. But there is actually a deep meaning behind it, because the drones make it possible to detect Russian air defense systems.”

The Russia occupation head of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, as well as other occupation officials, issue constant threats to discourage people from posting this information to social media, but this seems to have little effect, Berezovets noted.

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“Every time they write it, these photos and videos appear every time anyway,” said Berezovets.

A Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system was destroyed at Cape Tarkhankut in Crimea on Aug. 23.

On Aug. 24, Ukrainian journalist Yurii Butusov reported that a Neptune cruise missile system was used to destroy the S-400 complex.

Explosions rang out in Sevastopol on the night of Aug. 25, with occupation authorities announcing that 42 drones had attacked the Crimea city – the home of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. They claimed that nine of the drones had been intercepted, and another 33 had been suppressed with electronic warfare devices.

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