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Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense Volodymyr Havrylov said that at the beginning of winter the Ukrainian Armed Forces can capture the temporarily occupied Crimea. The war between Ukraine and Russia may be over by the end of spring, he said in an interview with Sky News.
According to Havrylov, the Ukrainian Armed Forces can take control over Crimea by the end of December.
As for the prospect of peace talks with the Kremlin, the Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister noted that they will take …
Russian ships docked at Sevastopol Bay of the Black Sea Fleet located in it were attacked by drones, reported Sevastopol governor Mikhail Razvozhaev.
"Black Sea Fleet ships are repelling a UAV attack in the waters of the Sevastopol Bay. No facilities in the city are affected. Stay calm. The situation is under control. All operational services are ready," he said. According to Razvozhaev, in addition to the UAV, the Russian military, according to preliminary information, "destroyed an above- …
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu suggested that Ukraine may be behind the explosions on the Crimean bridge and congratulated the "Ukrainian special forces" on this event.
"Estonia certainly welcomes this (the explosion on the Crimean bridge) and congratulates the Ukrainian special forces units that are probably behind this operation," said the Estonian Foreign Minister.
He added that the Crimean bridge has an important symbolic value for Russia, since it connects Russia and Crimea and …
The authorities of the annexed Crimea make contradictory statements all morning following the explosions and destruction of the Crimean Bridge. First, the Ministry of Transport of Russia reported that the Kerch ferry crossing resumed its work and the first ferry was already being loaded, three more were preparing to leave. Later, the Russian state new agency TASS reported, citing local authorities, that the ferry would not be launched due to weather conditions.
At the same time, the acting …
By the end of 2022, the Ukrainian military can drive Russian troops to positions they were on February 23, and by the middle of next year enter the Crimea, said the former commander of the US Army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, in an interview with the Lithuanian TV channel LRT.
"I have great confidence in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They were very wise and did a good job of planning and preparing for the counteroffensive. I would wait until they continue to …
The so-called "head" of the annexed Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, recommended that fans listening to Ukrainian music move to Ukraine, otherwise they will face punishment, including criminal liability.
Aksyonov said that videos from certain "public events in Crimea" appeared on social networks, where participants chanted pro-Ukrainian slogans and "sang nationalist songs." Hi did not indicate what kind of events they were but wrote that both the organizers and the participants of "such events" should …
The Ukrainian military launched missile strikes on the Russian air bases in the annexed Crimea, writes the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, General Valeriy Zaluzhny and the First Deputy Head of the Defense Committee of the Verkhovna Rada, Lieutenant General Mykhailo Zabrodsky in an article published by Ukrinform.
The authors say that that the main feature of Russia's war against Ukraine is "a considerable disproportion in capabilities." At the same time, although it is …
Ukraine has promised not to use Western weapons to strike targets in the Russian territory, but this does not apply to the temporarily occupied Crimea, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov in an interview with Voice of America.
"We have agreements with the United States that we will not use weapons provided to us by the United States and partners on the territory of the Russian Federation. But if today we are talking about the de-occupation of the temporarily occupied territories …
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on civilians in the Russian-occupied territories not to approach military facilities and ammunition depots.
"Every day and every night we see new reports of explosions in the territory temporarily occupied by the occupiers. I ask now all our people in Crimea, in other regions in the south of the country, in the occupied areas of the Donbas and Kharkiv region to be very careful. Please do not approach the military facilities of the Russian army and …
Russian President Vladimir Putin began another round of purges in the Russian army. After the explosions at the airfield near the settlement of Novofedorivka in the annexed Crimea, the commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Igor Osipov, was removed from his post.
Russian Telegram channels report that Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov took Osipov's place.
According to Ukrainian journalist Yuri Butusov, the removal of Osipov is another evidence of the catastrophic consequences of the …