Ukrainian Special Forces carried out the Top Secret operation to blow up the Russian air base in Saky, Crimea on Tuesday, the Ukraine have also warned that more strikes will happen “in the coming days” in Crimea.
A senior Ukrainian official told Sky News that Ukrainian Special Forces carried out the operation which saw a fire filled mushroom cloud where large explosions were heard.
One person was killed with many injured in a series of blasts at the air base close to seaside resorts on the annexed peninsula.
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Videos posted on social media showed scared families fleeing a beach as flames and smoke rose from multiple locations.
Ukraine could launch more attacks on occupied Crimea in the coming days,
President Volodymyr Zelensky’s military adviser said on Thursday also confirmed that Special Forces unit carried out the explosive raid in Crimea, and warned Ukraine could launch more attacks on occupied Crimea in the coming days.
The unprecedented strike at the Novofedorivka airfield which is 200km behind the Russian front line “was the start of Kyiv’s major counteroffensive,” according to an Ukrainian official.
Huge explosion at the military airport in Novofedorivka in Russian-occupied Crimea. About 200km (over 120 miles) from the frontline.pic.twitter.com/8POh6yNhmq
— Ostap Yarysh (@OstapYarysh) August 9, 2022
Moscow rejected reports of missile strikes or sabotage in a move analysts say was to cover up their total ineffectiveness of Russian air defences.
An anonymous government official said the Ukraine’s Special Forces were working with a team of resistance fighters in the attack on the Saky air base.
Oleksiy Arestovych, a military adviser to President Zelensky, said the attack is just the start of more strikes on Russian targets in Crimea, he added the next round of military strikes will happen “in the coming days.”