Contents tagged with crimea

  • U.S. General Ben Hodges: by mid 2023 Ukrainian troops will enter Crimea

    By the end of 2022, the Ukrainian military can drive Russian troops to positions they were on February 23, and by the middle of next year enter the Crimea, said the former commander of the US Army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, in an interview with the Lithuanian TV channel LRT.

    "I have great confidence in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They were very wise and did a good job of planning and preparing for the counteroffensive. I would wait until they continue to …

  • Head of annexed Crimea threatens fans listening to Ukrainian music with criminal punishment

    The so-called "head" of the annexed Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, recommended that fans listening to Ukrainian music move to Ukraine, otherwise they will face punishment, including criminal liability.

    Aksyonov said that videos from certain "public events in Crimea" appeared on social networks, where participants chanted pro-Ukrainian slogans and "sang nationalist songs." Hi did not indicate what kind of events they were but wrote that both the organizers and the participants of "such events" should …

  • Ukraine acknowledges missile strikes on Russian military bases in annexed Crimea

    The Ukrainian military launched missile strikes on the Russian air bases in the annexed Crimea, writes the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, General Valeriy Zaluzhny and the First Deputy Head of the Defense Committee of the Verkhovna Rada, Lieutenant General Mykhailo Zabrodsky in an article published by Ukrinform.

    The authors say that that the main feature of Russia's war against Ukraine is "a considerable disproportion in capabilities." At the same time, although it is …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Crimean bridge is a legitimate target

    Ukraine has promised not to use Western weapons to strike targets in the Russian territory, but this does not apply to the temporarily occupied Crimea, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov in an interview with Voice of America.

    "We have agreements with the United States that we will not use weapons provided to us by the United States and partners on the territory of the Russian Federation. But if today we are talking about the de-occupation of the temporarily occupied territories …

  • After explosions in Crimea Zelensky urges Ukrainians living in occupied territories not to approach Russian military facilities

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on civilians in the Russian-occupied territories not to approach military facilities and ammunition depots.

    "Every day and every night we see new reports of explosions in the territory temporarily occupied by the occupiers. I ask now all our people in Crimea, in other regions in the south of the country, in the occupied areas of the Donbas and Kharkiv region to be very careful. Please do not approach the military facilities of the Russian army and …

  • After massive explosions at major air base in Crimea, Putin fires commander of Russian Black Sea Fleet

    Russian President Vladimir Putin began another round of purges in the Russian army. After the explosions at the airfield near the settlement of Novofedorivka in the annexed Crimea, the commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Igor Osipov, was removed from his post.

    Russian Telegram channels report that Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov took Osipov's place.

    According to Ukrainian journalist Yuri Butusov,  the removal of Osipov is another evidence of the catastrophic consequences of the …

  • Ukrainian General: Crimea will be liberated through military means

    The annexed Crimea will be liberated by military means and to achieve this it is necessary to destroy the the Crimean bridge, said Ukrainian Major General Dmytro Marchenko in an interview for RBC-Ukraine.

    "We will do it. No one has given it up. Crimea is Ukraine. It is our land. There are our people who are still forced to live in occupation. No one gave Russia the right to come, take a piece of land and say that "this is mine." We will reconquer Crimea, just as we will reconquer Kherson, …

  • Panic in Crimea as massive explosions rock Russian military airbase

    On August 9, massive explosions occurred at the military airfield near the city of Saki in annexed Crimea. According to eyewitnesses, there were more than ten explosions. The witnesses say that “the windows were shaking, and the car alarms went off" 20 km from the air base in Novofedorivka

    The head of the annexed Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, said that a five-kilometer safety zone has been established around the base. Ambulance crews and medical aircraft are working at the scene. One person was …

  • Ukrainian General: liberation of Crimea and destruction of Kerch Bridge are inevitable

    Ukraine must destroy the Kerch Bridge and liberate the occupied Crimea to prevent the war from dragging off for several years, said in an interview with Apostrophe Major General Dmitry Marchenko, who was in charge of the defense of Mykolaiv in the first months of the war.

    According to him, the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the liberation of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, as well as the Crimea, are inevitable.

    "But we must understand that this is a complex of steps, not …

  • Ukrainian Media: Russia planning to blow up Crimean bridge and blame Ukraine for it

    Russia's special services are considering the possibility of committing sabotage "under a false flag" against their own infrastructure facilities, including the Crimean Bridge, in order to blame Kyiv and use it as a pretext for a military invasion of Ukraine, reports Telegram channel InformNapalm, citing its sources in the annexed Crimea.

    According to InformNapalm, Russians are carrying out secret underwater technical work in the restricted area surrounding the bridge over the Kerch Strait.

    " …