Ill-considered launch of Russian missiles in Crimea

Rockets launched from the ship and an onshore facility fell into the sea.

13 October 2016 08:41

Russian occupants in Crimea conducted missile launches, two of which were ill-considered and could threaten the lives of civilians, according to the report on the Facebook page General of the Directorate of Defence Intelligence of Ukraine.

Abnormality occurred during the missile launches that took place on October 3 within the final inspection of bodies, associations, formations and units of the Armed Forces for the 2016 academic year, at the range of the Black Sea Fleet of the RF Armed Forces "Opuk" (temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea).

The intelligence informed that the crew of the frigate "Admiral Grigorovich" of anti-aircraft missile complex "Shtil 1" and a small anti-submarine ship "Muromets" of anti-aircraft missile system "Osa-M" carried out two missile launches. One of them was infelicitous. 9M33 missile fell into the sea 2 seconds after the start.

Another case occurred due to ill-considered launch from the coastal missile complex "Bal" of the 15th separate coastal missile brigade (Sevastopol) of the RF Armed Forces Black Sea Fleet. 3M24 missile, directed at surface targets, fell into the sea at a distance of 8 km from the coast.

The Chief of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine inform that, given the tactical and technical characteristics of the missile (destruction range up to 130 kilometers), the latest incident could impose a serious threat to the life of the civilian population and infrastructure of Crimea.