The Russian occupiers have built secret helicopter bases and weapons and refueling stations in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

This was reported by OSINT analyst reserve officer Tatarigami_UA on microblog X (formerly Twitter).

As the analyst noted, in November, when Ukrainian troops advanced in the direction of Kherson, the Russians transported their helicopters from the Chaplynka airfield to a safer place, namely to the Arabat Spit, in the village of Strilkove, Henichesk district, near the Yuvileina recreation center.

Secret helicopter base of the Russian Federation in Crimea Photo: Tatarigami_UA in microblog X

Base on the Arabat Spit

In the satellite photo shown by the analyst, you can see 20 helipads, some of them occupied by Russian helicopters such as Mi-24, Mi-8, Ka-52 and possibly Mi-28. This is the territory of the beach resort "Volna".

He noted that in 2021 these sites were not there, which means that the Russians quickly created a temporary helicopter base, and resorts and hotels were probably given over to housing for pilots. .

"This example actually once again emphasizes the fact that the enemy can adapt to modern threats, as was the case, for example, with the same GMLRS missiles, when, after the successful campaign of the Armed Forces of Ukraine back in 2022 to destroy targets at a distance of 80 km, the occupiers were forced to pull back a number of their various objects," Defense Express experts noted.

To recap, Ukraine's military intelligence will not rest until the Black Sea is free again. This was stated by a soldier of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine with the call sign "Thirteenth". According to him, the scouts now have a new goal — to sink more Russian ships.