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Pro-Ukrainian partisans infiltrate base of Russian assault regiment in occupied Crimea

Atesh says they collected information on Mi-8 helicopters Russians use to evacuate the wounded and transmitted it to the Ukrainian Army
Atesh crimea base
The infiltrated Russian base in occupied Crimea. Photo by Atesh
Pro-Ukrainian partisans infiltrate base of Russian assault regiment in occupied Crimea

The Atesh underground resistance movement has claimed to have infiltrated the base of the 56th Guards Air Assault Regiment in the city of Feodosia in occupied Crimea, the partisans say on social media.

“Our agent has collected information on the personnel, equipment, and weaponry of the unit,” Atesh has revealed.

The partisans have also gathered information on Mi-8 helicopters used by the occupiers for the evacuation of the wounded and transmitted it to the Ukrainian Army, they said.

According to Atesh, due to the significant losses, the regiment has experienced in battles with the Ukrainian armed forces, the commanders try to refill soldiers with prisoners, in a move that severely undermines discipline within the unit.

Atesh infiltrates Russian base occupied Crimea FEodosia
Location of the base. Credit: Atesh

Earlier, Atesh detected a secret military depot of Russian troops at an abandoned vegetable warehouse near occupied Simferopol.

The Atesh movement was created in September 2022 after the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

They claim to have developed a network of saboteurs inside the Russian military and have created a course instructing Russian soldiers how to wreck their own equipment. In February 2023, they claimed 4,000 Russian soldiers were learning in their online course.

In September 2023, Atesh recruited a Russian soldier in the occupied town of Henichesk in the Kherson oblast, who blew up two trucks with Russians onboard.

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