KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s navy and military intelligence performed a “special operation” over night in which systems arrived on Russian-inhabited Crimea, the defence ministry’s Main Directorate of Intelligence (HUR) stated on Thursday.
The operation, which Reuters was not able to separately validate, would total up to an unusual presentation that Ukrainian forces have the ability to phase ground operations in Crimea, which Russia took and annexed in 2014.
Brief and dark video footage published together with the declaration revealed a little motorboat moving through water during the night near a shoreline. HUR stated the landing point was on the western idea of Crimea, near the settlements of Olenivka and Mayak.
“Special units on watercraft landed on the shore in the area of the Olenivka and Mayak settlements,” HUR stated in a declaration.
It stated “all goals” had actually been attained and casualties caused on the opponent, however did not recognize the objectives.
“Also, the state flag flew again in Ukrainian Crimea,” it stated, without stating where precisely or supplying more information.
Russia did not discuss the report, which accompanied Ukraine’s Independence Day.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy swore on Wednesday to end Russia’s profession of Crimea although Russia reveals no indication of deserting the peninsula.
On Wednesday, Ukraine’s military intelligence likewise reported intentionally enticing a Russian military pilot to land his Mi-8 helicopter at a Ukrainian airfield.