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Ukraine used missiles to hit Russian airfields in Crimea in August – Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief

Ukraine used missiles to hit Russian airfields in Crimea in August – Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief

The analytic article titled “Prospects for running a military campaign in 2023: Ukraine’s perspective” co-authored by Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, mentions in passing that the Ukrainian military used missiles to attack the Russian military bases in occupied Crimea back in August. Previously, Ukraine didn’t officially recognize the very fact that it was the Ukrainian military who had attacked the Russian aircraft and military infrastructure in Crimea.

Unofficial military sources hinted that special operations forces could have been involved in the remote missions.

The quote from the article goes as follows:

Only in this case would it be possible to discuss the influence on Russia’s actual Center of Gravity in this war. It lies in the war’s “remote” nature for most average Russians. Thanks to this lack of proximity, they perceive not so painfully all the losses, failures, and most importantly, costs of this war in all its senses. A convincing example proving that this is a correct approach to be applied this year is the successful efforts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to physically transfer the zone of hostilities to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. This was done by a series of successful missile strikes on the enemy’s Crimea-based air bases, first of all, the Saky airfield.”

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