Contents tagged with crimea

  • Ukraine strikes Russian S-300 and S-400 Air defense systems in Crimea

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out strikes on the Russian S-400 air defense system in the area of Dzhankoy in Crimea on the night of Monday, June 10, according to a statement from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook

    In addition, Ukrainian forces also targeted two Russian S-300 air defense divisions Eupatoria and Chornomorske.

    The General Staff noted that none of the missiles fired were intercepted by Russian air defenses. Radar systems of the S-300/S-400 …

  • Night of explosions in Crimea: marine drone allegedly destroyed amid reports of multiple blasts

    During the night of June 7-8, a series of explosions were heard in various parts of temporarily occupied Crimea. The Russia installed authorities claim that a marine drone was destroyed during the night.

    Starting at 1:53 AM, The Telegram channel Crimean Wind reported on explosions in Crimea at 1:53 AM. Specifically, the first explosion allegedly took place near the Balaklava TPP.

    Subsequently, there were reports of explosions being heard in Sevastopol.

    "The second explosion in Sevastopol …

  • Ukraine signals potential strikes on Crimean bridge amid Russian logistical struggles

    Dmytro Pletenchuk, head of Ukraine’s Southern Defence Forces' Strategic Communications Centre, has claimed the Crimean Bridge cannot withstand the logistical pressures it's currently facing.

    According to Pletenchuk, Russia currently has no alternative to the Kerch Strait Bridge. The functioning of this bridge is directly tied to the military logistics of the Russian army.

    "Remember, at one point, there was talk of an underground tunnel from Russia to Crimea," he said on air with Radio Svoboda. …

  • Ukrainian strikes on Kerch ferry challenge Russian logistics in Crimea and southern Ukraine

    Several days ago, Ukrainian forces targeted the ferry crossing in temporarily occupied Kerch. Spokesperson for Operational Command South Dmytro Pletenchuk explained the significance of this attack for Ukraine.

    "This ferry crossing was essentially the main logistics route for supplying the group stationed in temporarily occupied Crimea and consequently the group in the Tavriya direction," Pletenchuk noted in a comment to Espresso.

    According to him, the Russians used the ferries to transport …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence's drone strikes sink several Russian vessels in Crimea

    The Russian Ministry of Defence has reported that during the past night, eight American ATACMS operational-tactical missiles were shot down over the Sea of Azov, along with eight drones and two unmanned boats near the occupied Crimea coast on the Black Sea.

    Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) confirmed that two Russian boats were destroyed in occupied Crimea during the night of May 30. According to preliminary reports, the destroyed vessels are identified as the high-speed KS-701 " …

  • Multiple explosions shake annexed Crimea

    Explosions were heard in several settlements in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Anti-aircraft systems were activated on the peninsula, and there are reports of casualties. Multiple social media users have shared details of the incidents.

    Residents of Yevpatoria reported seeing ambulances and fire trucks on the streets following the explosions.

    Partisans from the pro-Ukrainian Atesh movement reported explosions in temporarily occupied Yevpatoria via their Telegram channel. Explosions were …

  • Ukrainian Forces sink Russian missile ship in Sevastopol using ATACMS missiles

    A Russian small missile ship, the Tsiklone, has been reportedly sunk at its berth in Sevastopol following an attack by ATACMS missiles, according to Russian media sources. The incident, reported by Russian news outlet ASTRA, took place as the ship was docked .

    Reports indicated that six servicemen of the Russian Black Sea Fleet lost their lives, and eleven more were injured due to the missile strike. Confirmations of another missile carrier's absence in the annexed Crimea surfaced following …

  • Ukrainian Navy sinks Russian minesweeper in Sevastopol

    In the early hours of May 19, a vessel from the Russian Federation’s Black Sea Fleet, the minesweeper 266-M "Kovrovets", was sunk in the Russian-occupied Sevastopol. The Ukrainian Navy officially reported the destruction of the Russian ship.

    "The Ukrainian Navy, along with our brothers-in-arms, continues to bring us closer to victory," the statement reads.

    Residents of Sevastopol reported significant explosions near the Engineering Bay during the night. This led to rumors of multiple strikes …

  • Ukraine's intelligence agencies launch joint drone strikes on Russian Black Sea Fleet facilities

    The operation targeted ships and other vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at their base locations in Sevastopol and Novorossiysk.

    Ukraine's Defence Intelligence Directorate (GUR) and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) carried out a joint attack on several Russian military installations in Novorossiysk and the temporarily occupied Sevastopol on the night of Friday, May 17, reported Ukrainska Pravda, citing sources within the intelligence agencies.

    The strikes involved drones exclusively …

  • Widespread drone attacks target Russian regions and Crimea overnight

    Several Russian regions, including Belgorod, Bryansk, Kaluga, and Tula, as well as annexed Crimea, were subjected to drone attacks from Ukraine overnight on Thursday, 16 May, according to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defence on their Telegram channel.

    The Ministry reported "four drones were destroyed and two others were intercepted" over Crimea. Specific targets of the drone attacks were not disclosed. Meanwhile, the Telegram channel "Crimean Wind" posted a video late on 15 May, …