Kyiv launches Crimea attack – but Russia strikes back

According to the Ministry of Defense in Moscow, the Russian air defense repelled 17 Ukrainian drone attacks on the annexed Crimean peninsula, as reported by the German news website

The ministry reported that an attempt by the Kyiv regime to commit “terrorist attacks” was thwarted in the morning. A total of nine drones were destroyed, while eight others were intercepted over the Black Sea and the territory of Crimea. It is difficult to verify whether these statements are correct. Mikhail Razvozhayev, the governor of the port city of Sevastopol appointed by Moscow, informed via Telegram that Russian air defense systems had shot down five drones over the Black Sea near Sevastopol. According to emergency services, one man was injured by debris from a crashed drone. In recent weeks, Kyiv has increasingly attacked military targets in Crimea, which Russia uses as a supply base for its war.

These claims have not yet been verified or confirmed by independent parties. For this reason, they should be considered with caution. In war, it can be advantageous for conflict parties to deliberately spread false information to strengthen their own position or weaken that of the opponent.

Image:, CC BY 4.0, Vladimir Putin, Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu (2019-02-02) 03.jpg, via Wikimedia Commons (Image size changed)

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