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Ukrainian soldiers land in Crimea, fight Russian troops

4 October, 2023 Wednesday
17:50

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate says that an airborne operation was carried out in the temporarily occupied Crimea, during which an attack was made on Russian troops. After completing the mission, the special forces successfully retreated

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This is reported by the press service.

"The Stuhna and Bratstvo special forces as part of the Timur special forces unit of the Main Intelligence Directorate landed on the territory of the Crimean peninsula and inflicted fire on the Russian invaders," the statement says. 

A video published by the Main Intelligence Directorate shows boats with special forces approaching the coast. The time of the landing operation is not disclosed.

The military emphasizes that Crimea will be Ukrainian or uninhabited.

Andriy Yusov, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate, told Suspilne that a group of special forces that landed on the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea retreated after completing the mission. He added that Ukrainian special forces also suffered some losses.

"We can say that it was a fierce battle: there were significant losses of Russian personnel. Unfortunately, there are also losses among Ukrainian special forces soldiers. But they are incomparable with the Russian ones. The de-occupation operation continues, and I would like to appeal to all Crimean residents that Crimea will return to Ukraine. Wait, help the Security and Defense Forces to liberate the Ukrainian occupied territory from Russian invaders," the Ukrainian intelligence representative emphasized.

The Main Intelligence Directorate's special operations in Crimea

On the night of August 24, a joint special operation of the Main Intelligence Directorate with the support of the Ukrainian Navy took place in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Special forces landed on the shore near the settlements of Olenivka and Mayak. During the battle, Ukrainian defenders repelled the enemy. The Ukrainian national flag was once again installed in the Ukrainian Crimea.

On September 6, Yusov said that the Ukrainian special operation on the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea continues. The intelligence service does not disclose details.

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