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Ukrainian troops will undoubtedly enter Crimea – Colonel Grant

26 August, 2023 Saturday
21:11

Ukrainian defenders will enter Crimea, but it will be a real test for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

This was stated by British Colonel Glen Grant on Espreso TV.

"We've still got to get feet on the ground in Crimea. There's no question about that. But you're right until you get Crimea, then there is always going to be the problem with grain and with the ports in Odesa and everything else. There's no security of supply for Ukraine from the Black Sea without owning Crimea, and that's important. 

Glenn Grant noted that Russia will try to slow down the Ukrainian advance by focusing on the northeast as much as possible. 

“What Russia will try to do is to slow everything in the south by putting as much of an attack in the northeast as possible,” he said.

This will be a test for the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The colonel added that Ukraine may have to lose some positions in the north, but the south is more important.

Some details about Ukrainian strikes on occupying Russian forces in Crimea

On August 23, explosions occurred near the village of Olenivka on Cape Tarkhankut in Crimea, destroying a Russian long- and medium-range S-400 Triumph air defense system.

The head of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, stated that Ukrainian army is capable of striking Russian enemy anywhere in the occupied Crimea.

The Defense Intelligence of Ukraine provided details of the special operation in Crimea: 30 Russian soldiers and enemy equipment were targeted. The Ukrainian flag was also raised on the peninsula.
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