The Russian army took control of the Ukrainian military base near the village of Radensk, Kherson region, the Russian Defense Ministry told SmartNews.
“The Ukrainian military left their positions in a hurry, leaving the base with equipment, weapons and ammunition,” the ministry said.
Among the trophies discovered were Ukrainian T-64 and T-80 tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, and Ural vehicles. At the base there is an ammunition depot with mines, anti-tank guided missiles, mortar and tank shells – more than 4.5 thousand tons of ammunition in total. Some of the weapons were stored on the street, in particular rockets for multiple rocket launchers, mortar ammunition and high-explosive fragmentation shells.
According to the Ministry of Defense, various units were supposedly trained here: marines, sappers, signalmen, tankers and artillerymen. The base could accommodate about 4,000 people.
“At the moment, Russian sappers continue to examine the territory to eliminate the mine danger. Equipment and weapons, after verification, will be sent to a special storage base,” the ministry said.