Contents tagged with crimea

  • Budanov: Ukraine regains control of Northern Black Sea and targets Russian forces in Crimea

    Ukraine's operation to liberate Crimea and its territorial waters in the Black Sea is gaining momentum, according to Ukraine's military intelligence chief Budanov.

    During successful multi-faceted operations, Ukraine has managed to take back control of the northern Black Sea and has weakened the Russian forces in Crimea. The Russian fleet is fleeing the peninsula, General-Lieutenant Kirill Budanov of Ukraine's military intelligence service (GUR MO) told French newspaper Le Monde.

    "The northern …

  • Ukrainian Forces strike Saky airfield in Crimea, reportedly hitting command post and damaging aircraft

    On the night of January 6, Ukraine carried  out an attack on the Saky military airfield in Crimea. According to the Commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Mykola Oleshchuk, a command post at the airfield was hit. Meanwhile, the Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that four "aviation guided missiles" were intercepted and destroyed over the peninsula.

    The news outlet Astra, referring to its sources, reports that one serviceman was wounded and another is trapped under debris. In the town of …

  • Russian media: 74 dead and 27 injured in Ukrainian attack on Russian landing ship Novocherkassk in Feodosia port

    74 people were killed and 27 were injured as a result of an attack on the Russian landing ship Novocherkassk by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the port of Feodosia, reports the web site the News of Sevastopol, citing the Information Support Department of the Black Sea Fleet.

    According to the publication, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov asked the head of the administration of Novocherkassk, Yuri Lysenko, to declare a two-day mourning in the city. The Russian …

  • Ukraine sinks Russian landing ship Novocherkassk in Black Sea

    Commander of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Mykola Oleshchuk, announced on the night of Tuesday, December 26th, that a large landing ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the Novocherkassk, had been sunk. Oleshchuk wrote on Telegram that this ship "followed the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the cruiser Moskva,'" and thanked the "pilots of the Air Force and all those involved" for their "exquisite work." A video from the ASTRA Telegram channel was attached to the post, …

  • Russian Aerospace Forces' communication center and military unit hit in coordinated attacks on Crimea

    On December 20, an attack was carried out on the Center for Long Range Space Communication of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the military unit No. 28735 in Crimea, reports the Russian Telegram channel ASTRA. The news outlet notes, citing sources, that two simultaneous attacks were carried out on the peninsula. The first attack took place near Alushta at around 4 am.

    At least three hits were recorded on the military unit of the Russian Federal Security Service in the village of …

  • Largest drone attack since summer hits Crimea, 41 UAVs target Russian military sites in coordinated night raid

    On the night of December 5, the "largest drone attack since the end of summer" was carried out on Crimea, with a total of 41 unmanned aerial vehicles involved in the raid.

    According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, in the first wave, "22 aircraft-type drones" were destroyed over the territory of Crimea and the Azov Sea, while another 13 drones were intercepted by electronic warfare systems.

    An hour later, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that "four more drones" were destroyed over the …

  • Ex-Aidar Battalion Commander: Ukrainian troops nearing key Crimea-Melitopol road

    Former commander of the Aidar Battalion, Yevhen Dikyy, said in an interview with Radio NV that Ukrainian troops on the left bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region are approaching the road connecting Crimea with Melitopol. "Their main logistic artery, the road connecting Crimea with Melitopol, is under serious threat. Our guys are getting closer to it. This is causing a quiet yet obvious panic among the occupiers," Dikyy said.

    On November 17, the Ukrainian marine infantry officially …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces strike Russian landing boats in the Black Sea

    On the night of November 10, two Russian high-speed landing assault boats, belonging to project 11770, were struck in the Black Sea near the village of Chernomorske in occupied Crimea, reported the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    The boats, which were carrying crews and armored vehicles including the BTR-82, had been actively used by Russia during the occupation of Snake Island to deliver military equipment and troops, according to the Main Intelligence …

  • National Security and Defense Secretary: Ukrainian Forces score major victories on Crimean front

    Ukrainian forces have achieved remarkable success on the Crimean front, according to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov.

    Speaking during a television marathon on Wednesday November 8, Danilov emphasized the significant achievements made in destroying Russian assets in Crimea and in neutralizing the Black Sea fleet.

    "It should be noted that we have achieved extraordinary success on the Crimean front. While we often focus on our progress on …

  • Ukraine makes history by destroying Russian missile ship before it is put into service

    Ukraine has made history by destroying an Russian missile ship, the Askold, before it could be put into service. The ship was set to join the Russian Black Sea Fleet in December, as reported by Defense Express analysts.

    Although the ship remains afloat, it has suffered critical damage to vital components and will need to be reconstructed entirely.

    According to experts, the missiles targeted the central area of the Askold corvette, where eight vertical launch systems for Kalibr or Onyx cruise …