Crimea. it seems that the explosions at the Russian airport are due to Ukrainian missiles. have they received the American ATACMS?

New news arrives from the Crimea where explosions were seen in the Crimea this afternoon. It seems that the origin is in the Ukrainian missiles.

Ukrainian government sources have leaked that the Saki area base in Crimea was hit by Ukrainian long-range missiles. So it would have been neither an accident, as stated by the Kremlin, nor an action by commandos, as leaked by local sources, but an attack from Ukrainian territory.

Some Western commentators became suspicious of the Kremlin's quick denial of an attack by the Ukrainian army, and argued that Russia wanted to avoid an escalation, even trying to deny the Kiev forces a "victory" by covering up the attack. . But now the New York Times says Ukraine is claiming the attack:

A senior Ukrainian military official familiar with the situation said Ukrainian forces were behind the coup. A spokesperson for the Kremlin-installed leader of Crimea confirmed that there was an explosion, but asked residents to refrain from drawing hasty conclusions about his cause.

"It was an air base from which planes regularly took off for attacks on our forces in the southern theater," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive military issues. The officer refused to reveal the type of weapon used in the attack, saying only that "an exclusively Ukrainian-made device was used".

The explosion was widely filmed, and a video has since been released on the Internet that appears to show more than one near-simultaneous bomb impact, strongly suggesting that it was a Ukrainian military attack.

If the attack came from Ukrainian territory, it would mean that in a short time the Ukrainian industry has developed a medium-range missile, or that it has obtained the American ATACMS missiles usable by the HIMARS and M270 launchers already sold to the Kiev forces.

In the case of the ATACMS the HIMARS launchers launch only one missile instead of six, and launch two mal M270. Also in this case the advantage is the fast charging system. The ATACMS missile has a much higher range, up to 300 km for the M48 and M57 variants, which in the more modern version M57E1 is capable of detonating at a predetermined height for maximum damage. It is a missile that weighs about 1670 kg. If this weapon was used it would be another step into the depth of the conflict.

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