The Ukrainian army attempted to assault targets in Crimea and the Kherson region with a number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but the Russian air defense system shot them down.
According to a local official in Crimea who was mentioned by military cognizance, unnamed drones thought to be belonging to the Ukrainian army were shot down by air defense systems on the peninsula on the evening of August 19 in the region. western Crimean city of Sevastopol neighborhood near Yevpatoriya harbor.
According to our local correspondent, the Russian air defense system in Sevastopol launched approximately 9 missiles in a single minute.
A Russian anti-aircraft missile was shown in a video intercepting a “unidentified object” in the skies over Crimea. The Crimean government’s top advisor, Oleg Kryuchkov, declared: “The air defense system has been activated, Crimea is fully secured.”
A day before, there were five consecutive explosions in Crimea, including ones close to the Black Sea Fleet’s Sevastopol headquarters and the Kerch bridge that connects the peninsula to the Russian mainland. In order to fire down what was thought to be a Ukrainian drone trying to approach the Belbek airbase, Russian air defense systems were activated.
Six Ukrainian drones were also downed by Russian air defense forces yesterday near the Ukrainian town of Nova Kakhovka, which is located east of Kherson.
Ukraine hasn’t officially admitted or denied being involved in the recent string of explosions in the Crimean peninsula. The explosion that shook Russia’s Saky airbase in Crimea on August 9 is one instance that some Western officials feel Kiev is responsible for. Informed sources claim that Ukrainian special forces have breached the Russian front lines and committed acts of sabotage against military objectives including as ammo dumps, weapons storage facilities, and command centers that are beyond the reach of Kiev’s current long-range weapons.
The information is related to remarks made by Oleksii Reznikov, Ukraine’s defense minister, who stated that while Kiev is dedicated to not using Western weapons to attack Russian territory, Crimea is an exception. Following a contentious referendum, Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014. Kiev made a commitment to retake Crimea at all costs.
A element of the Ukrainian military’s strategy, according to Oleksii Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, is to “demilitarize and liberate Crimea.” Oleksii Danilov stated, “Our strategy is to gradually demilitarize the peninsula, then liberate this land.
He also mentioned the possibility of sentencing reductions for individuals who betrayed Ukraine by aiding Russia by providing details about Moscow’s military targets in Crimea.