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Ukraine behind drone attack in Crimea – NYT

The New York Times newspaper has said Ukraine was behind a massive but unsuccessful drone attack on the port city of Sevastopol in Crimea on Saturday, despite officials in Kiev refusing to claim responsibility for the incident. The Russian Defense Ministry has also blamed the “terrorist attack” on Ukraine, saying …

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Ukraine will retake Crimea in a year – ex-US general

Ukraine could “restore full sovereignty” within a year, retaking all of its lost territory including Crimea, retired US General Ben Hodges told Newsweek on Thursday at the Tbilisi International Conference of the McCain Institute in Georgia.   Hodges is now a lobbyist at the Centre for European Policy Analysis, a pressure …

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Ukraine will seize Crimea ‘by any means necessary’ – Zelensky

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announced on Tuesday that Ukraine will take the Russian territory of Crimea, by military force if necessary and without consulting any country, including Kiev’s Western backers. The Ukrainian military’s strikes on the peninsula have thus far been limited.  Speaking at the so-called ‘Crimea Platform’, a Ukrainian-organized …

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Drone targets Black Sea fleet HQ in Crimea – governor

A Ukrainian drone crashed into the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on Saturday morning, Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev has said. The low-flying UAV was spotted approaching the city from the bay, but was only shot down once it was above the headquarters. The drone …

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US supports Ukraine attacking Crimea – Politico

The US regards Ukrainian strikes on Crimea as fair game for “self-defense purposes,” Politico reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed official in President Joe Biden’s administration. Washington won’t stand in the way of attacks on the peninsula “if Kiev deems them necessary,” the outlet reported. Historically Russian, Crimea was part …

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Crimea blasts was act of sabotage – Russian MoD

The incident on Tuesday morning that resulted in explosions at a military site in northern Crimea was an intentional act, an update by the Russian Defense Ministry claims. Describing its response, the ministry said it was “taking necessary measures to eliminate the consequences of the sabotage.” The explosions caused damage …

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One dead in Crimea blasts – governor

One person has been killed in a series of explosions that rocked a Russian military airfield in Crimea on Tuesday afternoon, the region’s governor has revealed. Five more people have sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident, according to Crimea’s health ministry.  Russia’s defense ministry earlier put the …

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Explosions reported near airbase in Crimea

Residents of the Crimean town of Novofedorovka have shared images of explosions at a nearby Russian Navy airfield. The images posted on social media show clouds of smoke rising behind houses and what is believed to be the sound of multiple explosions can be heard in the video footage. The …

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Kiev wants to strike Crimea with US-supplied missiles

Kiev sees the Crimean Peninsula as a major military hub and a legitimate target for long-range weaponry by the West, a spokesman for Ukraine’s Directorate of Intelligence at the Ministry of Defense, Vadim Skibitskiy, said Saturday. The official made the remarks as he appeared live on TV channel 1+1, having …

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