Contents tagged with crimea

  • 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, …

  • Belbek airfield in Russian-occupied Crimea comes under Ukrainian missile attack

    Explosions were heard during the night of May 15 near the Belbek airfield close to Sevastopol in the annexed Crimea, reports the Telegram channel Crimean Wind.

    "It was a loud night in the area around the Belbek airfield under Sevastopol," the news outlet writes.

    Specifically, the first wave of explosions began around 01:55, with further signs that Russian air defense systems were operational, with a series of quieter blasts suggesting ammunition detonation occurring 15 minutes later. The …

  • Ukrainian missile strike on Russian military base in Crimea leaves commander dead

    Early in the morning, around 6 AM, several missiles, believed to be Storm Shadow, targeted the Russian military unit 85683 located on Mount Ai-Petri in Crimea. The attack was reported by the Telegram channel ASTRA, citing sources in the emergency services of the annexed peninsula.

    There is a "secret" air defense base of the 3rd Radio-Technical Regiment of the Russian Armed Forces situated on the mountain. As a result of the missile strike, damage was inflicted on the military unit's territory, …