|Chuhuiv Air Base Attack|
|Part of Eastern Ukraine campaign of the Russian invasion of Ukraine|
Chuhuiv Air Base, in 2008
|Ukrainian Armed Forces||Russian Armed Forces|
|Casualties and losses|
| 5 L-39 attack trainers destroyed or damaged|
4 Bayraktar TB-2 drones destroyed
On 24 February 2022, the Chuhuiv Air Base in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine was the target of an air strike by Russian forces as part of the eastern Ukraine offensive during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Chuhuiv air base is located in the city of Chuhuiv in Kharkiv Oblast in Ukraine. The air base was capable of housing Baykar Bayraktar TB2 drones, as did the military airfields in Starokostyantyniv and Mykolaiv.
In the opening hours of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, a Russian missile attack targeted the Chuhuiv air base.Following the attack, the US-based space technologies' company Maxar published satellite images depicting damage resulting from the missile strike. According to open-source intelligence information, the attack left damage to fuel storage areas and other airport infrastructure. Also, at least five L-39 jet trainers, parked at the air base, were either destroyed or heavily damaged. Four Bayraktar TB2 drones were abandoned at the base and later destroyed on the ground by Ukrainian Forces, amid reported Russian rocket attacks.
On 10 April 2022, Russian officials claimed their forces targeted Ukrainian S-300 air defences present at Chuhuiv airbase.
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