Ukrainian officials have said that Russian forces have a “powerful hub” of military resources and hundreds of missiles deployed in Crimea.
Russia are preparing for a winter bombing campaign on Ukraine’s energy and civilian infrastructure.
Nataliya Humenyuk, spokeswoman for the Ukrainian Southern Military Command said, “We know that the enemy has a powerful hub of military resources deployed on the Crimean Peninsula.
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“In particular, Kalibr-type missiles are concentrated there, and Onyx-type missiles are also launched from the Crimean Peninsula.
“The enemy is accumulating potential – this is obvious.”
Humenyuk said that air-based missiles have been strategically positioned for loading into warplanes, meaning Russian forces have a high level of preparedness.
“We are talking about the readiness of more than 800 missiles in total to be used by the enemy for the stage of energy terror,” she added.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said, “We must be prepared for the possibility that the enemy may increase the number of drone or missile strikes on our infrastructure.”