SBU and Armed Forces joint special operation: it became known who struck at the Russian 126th Coast Guard Brigade in Crimea
The strike on the 126th Brigade of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the temporarily occupied Crimea on Friday, 25 August, was a joint special operation of the SBU Military Counterintelligence and the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Russian occupiers were successfully targeted by UAVs.
Sources in the SBU told OBOZREVATEL about this. The interlocutors noted that it was a group of drones, but did not name their exact number.
As a result of the strike, several dozen Russian soldiers were killed and several dozen more were injured. In addition, the Russian army's ammunition storage sites were hit. Military equipment was also seriously damaged.
"The occupiers were completely unprepared for such a special operation by the SBU and the Armed Forces. Our drones managed to bypass all enemy defence systems," the sources said.
They added that the occupiers will face even more such "surprises" in the future.
On the night of 25 August, the occupied Crimea complained of another restless night due to a drone attack. Eyewitnesses reported the sounds of UAVs flying overhead and loud explosions in several areas at once. The Russian Ministry of Defence hastened to boast of "shooting down" all the drones, which, according to enemy estimates, numbered 42.
However, later, Crimea admitted that a military facility had been hit by a UAV attack. The arrival took place in the village of Perevalne, where the 126th Separate Coast Guard Brigade of the Russian Black Sea Fleet is stationed.
The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine confirmed the attack on the 126th Brigade and said that there would be more news in the near future.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, on the evening of 24 August, at least seven strong explosions were heard in the Gagarin district of the temporarily occupied Sevastopol. Pro-Russian local Telegram channels immediately started spreading information that it could be a "training exercise".