Ukrainian officials said the country’s army had airstrikes and destroyed a Russian command center located at Saky airport on the Crimean peninsula.
In a post on social networks in the Crimean peninsula.
“Over the past few days, the Ukrainian air force has carried out several successful attacks on enemy targets in Crimea,” he said.
Accordingly, the Ukrainian Air Force is said to have launched an airstrike against Saky airport in the western part of the Crimea peninsula. This base is home to the 43rd Fighter Regiment of the Russian Air Force, supporting Russian troops in the area and equipped with Sukhoi Su-24 bombers.
The last time Ukraine attacked Saky airport was in 2022, destroying several Russian aircraft. According to Gerashchenko, Saky airport is where Russia places the Nitka complex to train pilots and crew.
Russia has not commented on the above information. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it had blocked 36 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from approaching the Crimean peninsula on January 5 and another one in the city of Krasnodar, in the south.
Ukraine recently increased the deployment of missiles, UAVs and suicide boats to attack the Crimean peninsula, headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet, in order to weaken Russia’s military capabilities and force its fleet to withdraw from Russian waters.
On December 26 last year, the Ukrainian Air Force announced that it had launched a cruise missile at the port of Feodosia in the Crimean peninsula, causing the large Russian landing ship Novocherkassk to be destroyed.
Kyiv, in mid-November of the same year, also fired 15 missiles at the shipyard in the city of Kerch on the peninsula, causing damage to a ship. A Russian submarine and a landing craft were also seriously damaged in the raid on the port city of Sevastopol.
In his New Year’s message, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said one of the country’s 2023 achievements was the blockade, causing damage to the Russian navy in the Black Sea. “The enemy’s large landing ships, missile-equipped corvettes and patrol boats are on the seabed,” he emphasized.