As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by blogger-investigator Iraklii Komakhidze for Informnapalm.
It is known that military equipment of this brigade along with the other Russian artillery forces had been actively used for shelling of the Ukrainian territory late summer-early fall of 2014.
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A new artillery regiment was formed based of one of the 291st Brigade's divisions to be under the command of the military leadership of the Black Sea Fleet permanently stationed in Simferopol, Crimea.
According to the blogger, there are a couple of images with Smerch MRLSes, which presumably belong to the 439th Artillery Brigade (military home base #69673, Znamensk, the Astrakhan region) among the photographs within the collection below.
Please see more links for reference.
- The identity of artillery units and equipment of the Russian Military intrusion forces in Crimea
- The Russian occupation forces in the process of forming new military units in Crimea - the 8th Artillery Regiment in the making
- Smerch MLRSes of the 439th Artillery Brigade take part in the Russian military operations in Crimea
- Russian military equipment redeployment to the Donbas - how it is done and what is being delivered