Russians withdrew equipment from a key airport in Chernobayevka

KYIV ($1=36.94 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation withdrew most of the military equipment from the territory of Chernobayevka Airport. This is evidenced by satellite images posted by military blogger Tim Earhart on Twitter.

Russians withdrew equipment from a key airport in Chernobayevka
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Space imagery was purchased from SATELLOGIC. They illustrate the situation as of the morning of October 27. According to Earhart, “almost all the vehicles were swept away.”

Instead, you can see numerous trenches and caponiers left behind by the Russians. It is not known whether significant forces of the Russian Armed Forces are present there.

We remind you that in recent weeks, according to GUR data, the Russians have been conducting an information operation aimed at creating the impression that they are preparing to withdraw from the Kherson region on the right bank. Instead, they brought additional units to the city of Kherson and prepared them for defense and street fighting.

Chernobayevka – the airport is located less than 10 km from the center of Kherson. The Kherson International Airport and the airport of the 11th Army Aviation Brigade of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are located on the territory of Chernobayevka. The Russian army occupied Chernobayevka on February 27, 2022.

The Russian Armed Forces used the airport to base army aviation. Ammunition depots for Russian units on the right bank of the Dnieper were also organized here.

Since March, the Ukrainian army has been systematically shelling Russian positions in Chernobayevka. During one such strike, at least 5 helicopters were destroyed simultaneously.

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border. Moscow also claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.

On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states. According to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole. Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.

Ukraine received Su-25s that it sold to North Macedonia in 2001
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On 24 February 2022, Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country. The invasion followed also by targeted tanks entering via Belarus border.

Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.

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