Ukraine attacks Crimea – and fails

According to the RIA news agency, Russian forces have shot down eleven Ukrainian drones in the vicinity of the city of Sevastopol in Crimea.

According to reports from the RIA news agency, citing the Ministry of Defense of Russia, two drones were hit by air defenses, while nine others were affected by the use of electronic countermeasures. This reports the German news platform

Last Sunday, the Ukrainian military announced on Telegram that it had successfully attacked two important supply routes of the Russian occupation forces: the Chonhar and Henichesk bridges. These bridges provide links between the Ukrainian mainland and Crimea. Sergei Aksyonov, the governor of the Black Sea peninsula in Russian service, confirmed the attacks, as the German news website FOCUS reported. In a Telegram post, he mentioned that one of the bridges for cars and trucks was damaged and repair work had already begun. The exact extent of the damage is currently unknown. These attacks on the bridges to Crimea illustrate the intention of the Ukrainian Armed Forces: they aim to affect and ultimately disrupt Russian logistics. The damage caused forces the Russian occupation forces to reroute their traffic over longer distances in the west of the Black Sea peninsula. This was announced by the U.S. Institute for the Study of War (ISW) in Washington last Sunday. For the Ukrainians, this means a strategic advantage.

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