Chairman of SevastopolIn Russia-aligned Crimea, the air defense forces announced on Monday that Repulsed air raids on the peninsula.
“Our army is repelling the missile attack. According to preliminary data, anti-aircraft defense shot down a missile near Belbek airfield. The work continues,” Moscow-appointed Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Rasvozhayev said in a telegram.
Ukraine attacked Crimea throughout the Russian offensive. But attacks on military positions there have intensified recentlyKyiv is vowing to take back the peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014.
Authorities have declared a flight alert across the region, Razvozhayev said in a telegram at 8:57 p.m. (17.57 GMT).
About an hour later, Rasvozhayev announced the end of the anti-aircraft alert in a telegram.
Russian air defenses were also active in the region BelgorodOn the border with Ukraine, seven Ukrainian drones were destroyed, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a Telegram.
There were no casualties in Belgorod, the region’s governor, Vyacheslav Klatkov, said.
Attacks on Russian territory, rarely at the beginning of an attack, have intensified in recent monthsAnd kyiv is increasingly claiming its authorship.
Total 34 Russian soldiers Ukrainian special operations forces said on their Telegram account today that they died as a result of a missile attack launched by Ukraine last Friday against the headquarters of the General Staff of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
Among the dead was the Admiral, Commander of the Black Sea Fleet Victor Sokolov.
In addition, 105 “occupiers” were injured in an attack on this historic building in the port of Sevastopol on the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014 and is home to the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
According to the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces, “The headquarters (of the Russian Navy) cannot be fixed.”
In recent weeks, Ukraine has intensified its operations against Russian forces controlling Crimea, with naval and air strikes using drones and missiles destroying defense systems and damaging Russian military ships and submarines, several spokesmen said. From Kiev.
Ukraine announced the arrival of US M1 Abrams tanks earlier today, as the Ukrainian army advanced south of the Zaporizhia region weeks before bad weather arrived, a scene of bloody fighting along the entire front.
“Abrams are already in Ukraine and are preparing to reinforce our brigades,” the Ukrainian president wrote in a telegram. Volodymyr ZelenskyHe expressed his gratitude to the US for “complying with the agreements”.
This Monday, The New York Times reported, citing two Pentagon sources, that they “arrived months earlier than originally planned and just in time for Kiev to use them for a counterattack.”
US President Joe Biden pledged 31 Abrams to Ukraine last January.
(With information from AFP and EFE)