5 Mar 2022 19:03

Russian troops take over Ukrainian Armed Forces' base in Kherson region - Russian Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. March 5 (Interfax) - Russian troops have taken over a military base belonging to the Ukrainian Armed Forces not far from the village of Radensk, Kherson region, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

"Ukrainian troops left their positions in haste, leaving the base with equipment, weapons and munitions. The base was located on an area of 6-7 hectares. Among the trophies found there are Ukrainian T-64 and T-80 tanks, armored fighting vehicles, infantry fighting vehicles, and Ural road vehicles. There is a large hangar not from the parking space. A munition warehouse is located there," the report said.

"Mines, anti-tank guided missiles, mortar and tank shells, more than 4,500 tonnes of munitions were found in the warehouse. Some of the weapons stored in the street are propulsion units for multiple rocket launchers. There were mortar munitions and high-explosive munitions nearby," the agency said.

"Various units - marine infantry, signalmen, tank crewmen, and artillery men - were presumably trained here. Some 4,000 troops could be placed at the base. Russian sappers now continue examining the territory to clear it of mines. Equipment and weapons will be sent to a special storage facility after inspection," the report said.