Large base of missile armament is located in the forest of Kara-Oba Valley (its length is 3 kilometers; 44.606966, 33.687290) near Sakharna Golovka, to the west from Inkerman.
This base can be easily seen from Kara-Oba Mountain.
Sevastopol mobile gas turbine power plant is located to the south, near Sevastopol-Yalta Highway (coordinates 44.578562, 33.611897). It has been built from mobile gas turbines transferred by the Russian Federation to Crimea, in order to overcome energy blockade of the occupied peninsula.
Balaklava power plant stands two kilometers away, between Fedukhin Mountains and Sapun Mountain (coordinates 44.553995, 33.602765). It is built by Russian occupants and equipped with Siemens turbines supplied to Crimea despite international sanctions.
These power plants are not military objects. They supply electricity not only to Sevastopol and its military objects but also to other Crimean settlements.
The base of the 561st emergency rescue center of the Special Operations Forces of the Russian Navy is located between Gasfort Lake and Morozivka village (Alsuv) in Alsu Valley (coordinates 44.524151, 33.698455).
The center was set up in 2015 on the basis of two units: diver training battalion of the Russian Navy and center for training deep divers and rescuers (it was located in Lomonosov City near Sankt Petersburg). However, current name of the center is misleading as its main purpose is to prepare and train specialists on diversions and special operations. More detailed information about the 561st emergency rescue center will be provided in the next article about Russian military targets for Ukraine in Crimea.
Anti-ship missiles of the 15th coastal missile brigade are situated to the south of Reservne village, in the forest covering Biller Mountain Range (coordinates 44.455486, 33.665639).
The brigade is currently equipped with “Bal” and “Bastion” anti-ship complexes. There is also division of tactical coastal anti-ship complex “Utes” (known as “object 100”), with “Progress” 3M44 missiles. After its seizure and reconstruction, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation regularly reports about training missile launches.
As Ukraine does not have full-fledged fleet, these missiles threaten Ukrainian partners from NATO. That is why it makes sense to destroy this object.
Balaklava Bay is situated to the west from the Biller Mountain Range. It hosted Soviet and then Russian underground base of submarines. It has been looted after 1993 and then transferred to the Ukrainian Navy in 2000. Museum was opened there. It keeps working after the Russian occupation of Crimea, despite Russian declarations about renewal of the submarine base. Thus, Balaklava City does not have any Russian military objects.
The 475th separate center of electronic warfare is located to the west, near Fiolent Cape and Balaklava St George male monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The center has electronic warfare complexes “Murmansk-BN” for radio interference within shortwave range. Many radar masts of complexes “Murmansk-BN” were constructed near Fiolent Cape in 2014.
Residents of neighboring dachas are not happy to live near the powerful short-wave source.
Object of the 127th separate reconnaissance brigade (coordinates 44.517447, 33.480920) and large land plot of the 12th anti-aircraft missile regiment (coordinates 44.522130, 33.482517) are located on the other side of Fiolent Cape.
Satellite photos demonstrate a warehouse of missiles, launching positions and military equipment. It is worth indicating that the 12th regiment has C-400 anti-aircraft missile complexes.
There is also special communication unit of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate there (coordinates 69 44.524882, 33.486447).
Reserve command post of the 31st air defence division is located two kilometers to the north, in Yukharina Valley (coordinates 44.536804, 33.510126). It should be noted that this division includes the 12th and the 18th anti-aircraft missile regiments and the 3rd radiotechnical regiment.
The 3rd radiotechnical regiment is close, at the seashore (coordinates 44.529223, 33.461314). It does not have permanent radar stations – only mobile stations. They are easily identified on satellite photos.
Other positions of the 12th anti-aircraft missile regiment are situated two kilometers to the west, at the shore of the Black Sea (coordinates 44.545417, 33.434528).
There are also land plots of the 3rd radiotechnical regiment (coordinates 44.549722, 33.436838) and military vehicles in shelters (coordinates 44.556785, 33.439591). We could not identify its affiliation.
Large land plot of the shooting ground is neighboring above mentioned military objects (its coordinates 44.554113, 33.424905).
All military objects to the west from Balaklava are located within dachas or close to them. These dachas look like permanent residential houses. Their inhabitants should be aware about their dangerous neighbors.
The 15th coastal missile brigade and the base of emergency rescue center are far away from settlements.
Balaklava power plant and Sevastopol mobile gas turbine power plant are situated in the industrial zone.
The warehouse of armament in Kara-Oba presents serious threat. If exploded, its shells can damage the large area. Inhabitants of neighboring Sakharna Golovka village should be cautious.
OSINT-investigator Irakli Komakhidze published “Full list of fire hazard objects of Crimea”, with all Russian military objects in Crimea. They are all legitimate targets for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We will try to describe them and show their locations.
This material is written by the information agency “The Center for Journalist Investigations” in partnership with the Center for Human Rights ZMINA.