Firing points and strengthened patrols: the occupiers afraid of the AFU's offensive on Crimea as they prepare for defense. Photos
In the occupied Crimea, the Russian invaders are making systematic efforts to prepare for defense as they take seriously the possibility of Ukrainian troops approaching the peninsula. In particular, they are creating firing points, building fortifications, and forming "terrorist defense" units.
This was reported on the Telegram channel of the ATESH military movement of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars on January 9. "The occupiers are preparing to defend Crimea! For months, we have been recording the occupiers' systematic efforts to prepare for the defense of Crimea," the message reads.
According to the guerrillas, the enemy is setting up firing points on the occupied peninsula, building new fortifications and strengthening old ones, as well as forming a "terrorist defense" and strengthening patrols.
"The invaders are seriously considering the possibility of the Ukrainian Defense Forces to approach the peninsula. Only 65 kilometers separate them from their goal. "ATESH and Crimeans are waiting to open the internal front. No defense structures will help the occupiers. Crimea will be liberated!" the resistance movement said.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- On January 4, powerful explosions were heard in the occupied Crimea near Sevastopol and Yevpatoriia: the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced the defeat of the enemy's command post, and the Southern Defense Forces said that very significant losses were inflicted on the enemy's defense system.
- DIU said that as a result of a comprehensive special operation, prepared jointly with the Armed Forces, Russian radar positions at the seized airfield in Saky were attacked. As a result, the invaders lost their ammunition warehouses and several radar systems.
- The ISW noted that Ukrainian missiles and drones are successfully penetrating enemy air defense and that the campaign itself is aimed at reducing the occupiers' ability to use Crimea as a bridgehead and rear for defense operations in the south.
- Andrii Cherniak, a representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, said that the latest strikes on Crimea are only part of a broader plan to liberate the peninsula.