Russian forces may repeat ‘goodwill gesture’ in Crimea – military expert
The recent attacks on Russian military facilities in Crimea create the preconditions for Russia to repeat its so-called ‘goodwill gesture’ as the Kremlin usually describes the retreat of its troops
Military expert, co-chairman of the civil initiative Right Cause Dmytro Sniehyrov said this on Espreso TV.
"After the neutralization of missile and air defense systems, the very existence of the Crimean bridge as the main logistical component will be in question," he said.
According to him, the geography of strikes on the territory of Crimea, from Dzhankoi to Sevastopol, is impressive.
"Virtually all military airfields of the Russian forces located in the temporarily occupied Crimea were under attack. This kind of strikes can be classified as the first stage of the cascading nature of the planning of the operation to liberate Crimea. This means taking fire control of Russian missile and air defense systems and military facilities. This is a reflection of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' successful actions during the liberation of the Kherson region," the military expert explained.
- On September 14, in Yevpatoriya, the SBU, together with the Navy, conducted a special operation and attacked the Russian air defense system Triumph.
- On the evening of Sunday, September 17, explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol and on Cape Fiolent. The occupying authorities reported the operation of Russian air defense.
- On September 20, the Ukrainian Armed Forces successfully attacked the command post of the Russian Black Sea Fleet near the temporarily occupied Sevastopol.
- On Friday, September 22, powerful explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied Crimea: the Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed the defeat of the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol.
- Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, suggested two options for the future of the Russian Black Sea Fleet: liquidation will be either voluntary or forced.