The Ukrainian military said Thursday it had attacked a Russian military airfield near the Crimean city of Chaki, a new offensive by Kiev on the Moscow-annexed Ukrainian peninsula that serves as a staging ground for an invasion of Ukraine.
“Ukrainian security forces launched a coordinated attack against the occupiers’ military airfield near the city of Chaki.“Wednesday to Thursday night, the military communications center said in a telegram without giving further details.
A source in the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) indicated that it was a joint operation by the SBU and naval forces.
UkrainiansThe Neptune used drones to deplete the Russian air defense system before launching the missilesHe promised that there are new Ukrainian cruise missiles with a range of 300 kilometers.
caused a strike”Severe damage to occupants’ equipment“At least 12 Su-24 and Su-30 fighter jets were at the airfield at the time of the attack,” the source said, promising to intensify Kiev’s strikes against the peninsula.
Crimea, controlled by Moscow since 2014, has been increasingly targeted by Ukrainian offensives. On Wednesday, Russian-backed officials announced that they had repelled Ukrainian missile and drone attacks targeting Sevastopol and the area of this major port used by the Russian Navy.
“Tough Months Ahead”
Ukraine warned on Thursday that “Tough months ahead“After the Attack”MassiveAccording to officials, overnight Russian missiles targeted several cities in the country, killing at least two people in Kherson (south).
“Tough months ahead: Russia will continue to attack Ukrainian energy and essential facilities“, the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration warned, Oleksiy Kouleba In Telegram.
As autumn nears, officials fear that Moscow will resume a campaign of strikes to plunge citizens into darkness and cold, as in the winter of 2022.
At the same time, the head of the Ukrainian army, Valery Zaluzny, assured that Ukraine had intercepted 36 of the 43 Russian missiles fired overnight against several of its cities. “Combined with air defense cooperation, the combat operations allowed the Air Force to destroy 36 cruise missiles out of a total of 43 missiles.“, he pointed out.
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