Ukraine targeted Crimea on Wednesday morning and seven explosions were heard as lethal supersonic missiles were destroyed, it has been claimed.
Vladimir Putin’s missile carrier which housed the supersonic missiles was hit and the Russian appointed Mayor Mariupol, Pyotr Andryushchenko said the anti-ship missiles system and the Bastion complex was also hit in the attack.
The Ukrainian attack blew up Onyx missiles which can evade radar systems due to their supersonic speeds and have previously been for wide-scale attacks on Ukraine.
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The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that “Russian S-400 air defense complex was destroyed in the occupied Crimea.”
❗️The 🇷🇺Russian S-400 air defense complex was destroyed in the occupied Crimea today, – the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of 🇺🇦Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/41omG1xwju
— 🇺🇦Ukrainian Front (@front_ukrainian) August 23, 2023
Russian radar stations were also attacked in Tarkhankut, inside Crimea which will be an immense blow for Moscow if these attacks are officially confirmed.
LARGE EXPLOSIONS IN 🇷🇺-OCCUPIED DONETSK
🇷🇺 media says the explosions occurred within the last hour.
🇺🇦 has, so far today, hit 🇷🇺-occupied Donbas, Crimea, and Moscow. pic.twitter.com/N3aYNPSE11
— Jason Jay Smart (@officejjsmart) August 23, 2023
Russia has reportedly closed the Kerch bridge connection the Russian Federation to Crimea and it has also been reported that Moscow are sinking ferries near to the Crimean bridge to use them to blockade obstacles to stop sea drone attacks.
Earlier this month Ukraine warned that they will attack Russian ships and that the Crimean bridge are the best testing ground for their weapons.
This was told by the adviser to the mayor of #Mariupol Andryushchenko. The Bastion complex, we recall, was the carrier of Onyx missiles, with which the occupiers strike at #Ukraine. https://t.co/QTuChd5g7z pic.twitter.com/SHjRoVbjLG
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 23, 2023
Kyiv further warned that Black Sea ports are also legitimate military targets and that they intend to “take back all of Crimea” and are preparing for the Russian “de-occupation.”