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Russian anti-landing barriers in Crimea may be destroyed — military expert

27 November, 2023 Monday
18:31

The storm in Crimea may affect the structures that Russia has built along the western coast of Crimea, namely the trenches for airborne or sabotage defense

Andriy Ryzhenko, Captain 1st Rank of the Ukrainian Navy Reserve, strategic expert at Sonata, told Espreso TV channel.

"The fortifications that were built near the coast have been destroyed or severely damaged. This has already happened in previous years and required some time to repair. This may especially affect those structures that Russia built along the western coast of Crimea, against a possible operation by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In fact, the occupiers have built 200 km of such defences," he said.

According to him, a new cyclone is expected on November 28, which may have consequences.

"Now it is very interesting to see what is happening inside the Sevastopol Bay. Typically, such storm conditions have led to serious damage. After all, the main method of mooring in Sevastopol, as well as in most other home bases, is the Mediterranean method, when the ship mooring is perpendicular to the berth, drops two anchors and then is moored. From the point of view of a storm, this is a very dangerous anchorage. I think we will soon find out," Ryzhenko said.

In 2008, Sevastopol experienced a similar weather phenomenon, which caused a lot of damage, he added.

  • On Sunday evening, November 26, a powerful storm hit the coast of the Russian-occupied Ukrainian Crimean peninsula. Half a million people were left without electricity.
  • On November 27, the spokesman for the Ukrainian Volunteer Army South Serhiy Bratchuk said that a powerful storm in the occupied Crimea had washed away the trenches of invading Russian forces.
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