Contents tagged with crimea

  • Ukrainian partisans claim responsibility for gas pipeline explosion in Crimea

    In Crimea, partisans have reportedly blown up a gas pipeline, an incident the Russians authorities have attributed to technical failure. This information was shared on the Telegram channel Rospartizan. According to the partisans, "The occupying administration in Crimea is lying as usual, claiming the destruction of the gas pipeline was due to the 'depressurisation of a suspended gas pipeline bridge'. 'Depressurisation' is another term from Putin and his officials' newspeak, akin to 'pops', ' …

  • Sevastopol missile strike causes significant drop in Crimea tourism bookings

    Tour bookings to the annexed Crimea have fallen by 25-30 percent in the week following a missile strike by Ukrainian forces on Sevastopol, as reported by the Russian Union of Travel Industry. The organization stated on Monday, 1 July, that overall sales trends remain positive and significantly ahead of last year's data.

    Sales of travel packages to the Russian-occupied Ukrainian peninsula have seen a week-on-week increase of 24 percent compared to 2023 figures. Before the missile strike by …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry condemns US over Sevastopol attack, threatens retaliation

    US Ambassador Lynne Tracy was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, where she was issued a formal protest concerning the attack on Sevastopol, which the Russian Defence Ministry claims was carried out by Ukrainian armed forces using American long-range ATACMS missiles.

    "It was emphasized that the United States, which is waging a hybrid war against Russia and has effectively become a party to the conflict by supplying the most advanced weapons to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, including ATACMS …

  • Ukrainian missile strikes hit Crimea

    Mikhail Razvozhaev, head of the annexed Sevastopol administration, reported a missile strike by the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) on the city on Sunday, 23 June. According to him, all five "airborne targets" were successfully intercepted by air defenses, but their debris fell in the coastal area. "The number of fatalities has risen to three: we lost two children and one adult," he wrote in his latest update on Telegram at 14:38 Moscow time. Later, the Russian Ministry of Health reported that the …

  • Ukraine strikes Russian S-300 and S-400 Air defense systems in Crimea

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out strikes on the Russian S-400 air defense system in the area of Dzhankoy in Crimea on the night of Monday, June 10, according to a statement from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook

    In addition, Ukrainian forces also targeted two Russian S-300 air defense divisions Eupatoria and Chornomorske.

    The General Staff noted that none of the missiles fired were intercepted by Russian air defenses. Radar systems of the S-300/S-400 …

  • Night of explosions in Crimea: marine drone allegedly destroyed amid reports of multiple blasts

    During the night of June 7-8, a series of explosions were heard in various parts of temporarily occupied Crimea. The Russia installed authorities claim that a marine drone was destroyed during the night.

    Starting at 1:53 AM, The Telegram channel Crimean Wind reported on explosions in Crimea at 1:53 AM. Specifically, the first explosion allegedly took place near the Balaklava TPP.

    Subsequently, there were reports of explosions being heard in Sevastopol.

    "The second explosion in Sevastopol …

  • Ukraine signals potential strikes on Crimean bridge amid Russian logistical struggles

    Dmytro Pletenchuk, head of Ukraine’s Southern Defence Forces' Strategic Communications Centre, has claimed the Crimean Bridge cannot withstand the logistical pressures it's currently facing.

    According to Pletenchuk, Russia currently has no alternative to the Kerch Strait Bridge. The functioning of this bridge is directly tied to the military logistics of the Russian army.

    "Remember, at one point, there was talk of an underground tunnel from Russia to Crimea," he said on air with Radio Svoboda. …

  • Ukrainian strikes on Kerch ferry challenge Russian logistics in Crimea and southern Ukraine

    Several days ago, Ukrainian forces targeted the ferry crossing in temporarily occupied Kerch. Spokesperson for Operational Command South Dmytro Pletenchuk explained the significance of this attack for Ukraine.

    "This ferry crossing was essentially the main logistics route for supplying the group stationed in temporarily occupied Crimea and consequently the group in the Tavriya direction," Pletenchuk noted in a comment to Espresso.

    According to him, the Russians used the ferries to transport …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence's drone strikes sink several Russian vessels in Crimea

    The Russian Ministry of Defence has reported that during the past night, eight American ATACMS operational-tactical missiles were shot down over the Sea of Azov, along with eight drones and two unmanned boats near the occupied Crimea coast on the Black Sea.

    Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) confirmed that two Russian boats were destroyed in occupied Crimea during the night of May 30. According to preliminary reports, the destroyed vessels are identified as the high-speed KS-701 " …

  • Multiple explosions shake annexed Crimea

    Explosions were heard in several settlements in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Anti-aircraft systems were activated on the peninsula, and there are reports of casualties. Multiple social media users have shared details of the incidents.

    Residents of Yevpatoria reported seeing ambulances and fire trucks on the streets following the explosions.

    Partisans from the pro-Ukrainian Atesh movement reported explosions in temporarily occupied Yevpatoria via their Telegram channel. Explosions were …