Eight Storm Shadow missiles allegedly target occupied Crimea
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, they successfully intercepted Storm Shadow missiles that entered the airspace of the temporarily occupied Crimean peninsula
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has released this information.
“On October 30, around noon, an attempt to launch eight Storm Shadow cruise missiles at targets within the Crimean peninsula was thwarted,” the ministry claimed to intercept all the missiles.
TASS, a Russian news agency, stated that at 11:22 am, an air alert was sounded in Sevastopol, leading to the temporary suspension of sea and land public transport. Traffic on the Crimean Bridge was briefly halted for approximately 40 minutes. At 12:26 pm, the all-clear was given.
Mikhail Razvozhaev, the self-proclaimed leader of the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, reported on the operation of Russian air defense systems in Crimea. Initial reports suggest that two aerial targets were allegedly shot down. Debris fell in various locations.
As of 12:02 pm, the self-proclaimed leader reported smoke rising in the Sevastopol Bay area, attributing it to unidentified individuals using camouflage for concealment. Crimean Wind Telegram channel also mentioned a smoke screen in the Striletska and Southern bays of Sevastopol.
The Crimean Partisans Telegram channel informed about the explosion at the Novofedorivka airport and in the city of Yevpatoria.
- On Sunday night, October 29, Russian air defenses in Crimea reportedly shot down 36 drones.
- On Monday night, October 30, Ukraine's Armed Forces targeted a significant Russian anti-aircraft facility in Crimea and an S-400 air defense system near Luhansk. Russian media states that 17 Russian soldiers were injured in Crimea during the attack.