The Sevastopol shipyard in Crimea was attacked by Ukrainian forces, resulting in significant damage to a Russian submarine and landing vessel. A Ukrainian partisan group, ATESH, claims that a double agent within the Russian military provided the intelligence for this successful strike. Additional information was also allegedly sourced from local Sevastopol residents. The attack aligns with Ukraine’s broader strategy to reclaim Crimea from Russia.
- Ukrainian partisan group ATESH claims inside information from a Russian military member enabled the strike on the Sevastopol shipyard.
- The Ukrainian air force launched 10 cruise missiles, causing significant damage to Russia’s Minsk landing vessel and the Rostov-on-Don submarine.
- In addition to the double agent’s intelligence, ATESH says it received crucial information from ordinary Sevastopol residents about Russian troop movements.
- The growing Ukrainian underground partisan movement indicates Crimea’s residents’ readiness to resist Russian occupation.
- The attack is seen as part of Ukraine’s larger strategy to make Crimea an unsuitable region for Russian control, following its illegal annexation in 2014.