According to Ukrainian intelligence sources, “the attacks of the Security Service and the Navy of Ukraine hit their targets and caused serious damage to Russian equipment.” This source revealed that the Ukrainian army first used drones and then Neptune cruise missiles.
The source said there are at least 12 combat aircraft and portable air defense systems at the Saki base in the western part of the Crimean peninsula. Saki Base is also used as a training base for drone operators.
However, the news agency reuters It has not been possible to confirm the information recently released by Ukrainian intelligence.
In August 2022, at least 7 Russian aircraft were destroyed at Saki Air Base after an ammunition depot explosion inside the base.
Satellite images show Saki airport in Crimea was severely damaged after explosions in August 2022. Photo: Planet Labs
Meanwhile, the Russian military said it destroyed 19 Ukrainian drones over the Black Sea and the Crimean peninsula. However, the Russian side did not provide detailed information about casualties or damage.
Furthermore, the firm reuters Russia was reported to have launched a massive airstrike on the capital Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities on the morning of September 21, injuring at least 18 people and causing damage to infrastructure across Ukraine.
witness to reuters It was said that after the air raid warning was issued, the sound of explosions was heard in Kiev and surrounding areas. Authorities dispatched rescue teams to several locations in the capital Kiev.
On September 21, a rocket exploded in the sky during an airstrike in Kiev. Photo: Reuters
Ukraine’s Interior Ministry and regional authorities reported explosions in Cherkasy, Kharkiv, Khmelnitsky, Rivne, Vinnytsia, Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.
According to Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klimenko, the morning attack caused injuries in the eastern regions of Kiev, Cherkassy and Kharkiv.
Meanwhile, in the capital Kiev, Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said rocket debris fell on the city center, an infrastructure complex and some non-residential buildings, causing damage and fires.
Lviv region governor Mr Maxim Kozitsky said three Russian missiles targeted some infrastructure and warehouses in the western town of Drohobych, about 60 km from the Polish border.