"Cotton" on railway in Crimea could have disrupted missile supply to Russian Black Sea Fleet - UK intelligence
Explosions on the railway in the temporarily occupied Crimea could have disrupted the supply of missiles to the Russian Federation's Black Sea Fleet. "Cotton" blocked the only railway line to the port of Sevastopol.
This is stated in the British intelligence report for May 19, which was published on Twitter by the UK Ministry of Defence. On May 18, a train derailed near Simferopol, blocking the road to the Russian Black Sea Fleet base.
The occupation authorities claimed that this was due to "outsiders' interference".
"Russia will quickly begin repairing the line, but this incident will disrupt the delivery of cargo and possibly weapons, such as Kalibr cruise missiles, to the Black Sea Fleet," British intelligence officials said.
They also noted that Crimea is "a sensitive region for Russia, and any sabotage on the peninsula would further increase the Kremlin's concerns about its ability to protect key infrastructure in Crimea." The peninsula retains a vital psychological and logistical role in supporting the war that Russia has waged in Ukraine.
Recall that on the morning of May 18, an explosion occurred in the temporarily occupied Crimea. According to preliminary data, the explosion occurred on the railway, which resulted in the suspension of train traffic. After the explosion, five carriages derailed in the Simferopol district of Crimea.
Citizens of the terrorist state of Russia are having another bout of hysteria because of the new explosions. They began to ask how much longer they should endure the abuse. In addition, the Russians dreamed of revenge and called for further murders of Ukrainians and terrorist attacks in peaceful Ukrainian cities.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, since the beginning of this year, at least 57 sabotage attempts have taken place in Russia and the temporarily occupied Crimea. The targets were the railway, Russian Ministry of Defence and energy facilities.
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