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Special forces recapture offshore drilling platforms near to Crimea after a fierce battle

by LLB staff reporter
11th Sep 23 12:58 pm

Ukrainian special forces have recaptured a number of drilling platforms near Crimea and after a “battle” which is a major victory against Russia.

The drilling platforms were taken by Russia in 2014 and have been used for military purposes and used as landing platforms for Russian forces.

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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A Russian Su-30 fighter jet was damaged by Ukrainian forces in the battle for Boika Towers, which Russia used to monitor movement of vessels in the Black Sea.

The Boika Towers have proved vital for Russia to monitor vessels in the Black Sea after Vladimir Putin withdrew from the United Nations brokered grain deal.

On Telegram DIU said that Ukrainian special forces who conducted the operation took “a stockpile of helicopter munitions of the NAR (unguided aerial missiles) type, as well as the Neva radar, which can track the movement of ships in the Black Sea.

During one phase of this operation, a battle took place between Ukrainian special forces on boats and a Russian Su-30 fighter jet.

“As a result of the battle, the Russian aircraft was damaged and forced to retreat.”

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