After special forces recaptured the Boyko oil and gas drilling platforms in the Black Sea off Crimea the Russian Navy “no longer” has access.
On Monday Ukrainian special forces recaptured a number of drilling platforms near Crimea and after a “battle” which is a major victory against Russia.
Ukrainian military intelligence known as the GUR said that the four drilling platforms called “Syvash, Tavrida, Ukraina and Petro Godovalets” were recaptured in a “unique operation.”
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Spokesperson for the Ukrainian Navy Dmytro Pletenchuk said on Tuesday, “As for the naval component, I can say that this area of the sea near the Boyko Rigs is no longer accessible for the Russian Navy thanks to our missile and coastal artillery forces that do not allow Russian troops to approach these rigs.
“Ukrainian intelligence deprived the enemy of tools for planning new operations and maritime surveillance,” he told a press briefing in Odesa on Tuesday.
However, the officer stressed, that the threat from the sky still remains which comes as during one phase of this operation, a battle took place between Ukrainian special forces on boats and a Russian Su-30 fighter jet.
The GUR said, “As a result of the battle, the Russian aircraft was damaged and forced to retreat.”
Pletenchuk added, that the threats for Odesa region have neither increased nor decreased after this operation as long as “Russian forces are already doing everything they can and they have already done everything they could.