20:59 31 Oct 2023

Ukraine's intelligence confirms: no safe haven for Russian occupiers in Crimea

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There are no safe places for Russian occupiers in Crimea. In addition, the pressure exerted by the Defense Forces of Ukraine makes it difficult to use the Crimean peninsula as a logistics hub.

Andriy Yusov, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, said this on the air of the Yedyni Novyny telethon.

"Yes, there was information, it is confirmed – about the transfer of anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense equipment from other directions, particularly from the Far East to the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, including the peninsula. But, as Kyrylo Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, said today, there are no safe places for the occupiers in Crimea. And we see this with our own eyes, actually, daily. The planned work of the Security and Defense Forces, operations in various spheres – both on land and water – continues. And this work will continue," said Yusov, responding to a request to share Ukrainian intelligence data on the extent to which the Russians are strengthening air defense in Crimea.

Yusov also emphasized that "the pressure exerted by the Ukrainian Security and Defense Forces makes it difficult for the enemy to conduct, plan and implement those operations, in particular, from the temporarily occupied Crimea, which they planned."

As reported earlier, the head of the press center of the "South" operational command, Nataliia Humeniuk, noted that the Ukrainian Defense Forces were conducting complex work in the temporarily occupied Crimea, the results of which would be seen later.

For reference:

In recent months, explosions have been occurring more often in Sevastopol and other Crimean cities.

Precisely, on October 20, an air raid siren rang out in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol. Following that, explosions could be heard throughout the city.

Also, on the evening of October 18, an air raid alarm was announced in Sevastopol after the explosions rang out in the Saharna Holovka village.

On Sunday evening, October 22, in Sevastopol, currently under temporary occupation, there were reports of explosions and a visible column of smoke near Kozacha Bay. The authorities have declared an air alert for the city.

Earlier, Putin hinted that planes with "Kinzhal" missiles would patrol over the Black Sea.

In turn, the Air Force stated that nothing would fundamentally change for the Ukrainian Defense Forces, despite new threats by the president of the aggressor country, Vladimir Putin, about MiG-31K patrols in the Black Sea.


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