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Russian official: 3 drones downed over Crimea

by The Kyiv Independent news desk September 9, 2023 11:11 PM 1 min read
A general view of the Crimean Bridge which connects Russian-occupied Crimea and Russia's Krasnodar region on July 25, 2023. (Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Sergei Aksyonov, head of the illegal Russian occupation government in Ukraine's Crimea, claimed on Sept. 9 that air defense had destroyed three drones over the Crimean peninsula.

According to Aksyonov, the drones were downed in Crimea’s west and northwest.

The Kyiv Independent couldn't immediately verify this claim.

Reports of drone attacks in occupied Crimea have increased in recent weeks. On Aug. 16, Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) officially claimed credit for a July 17 strike on the Crimean Bridge, carried out with an experimental sea drone.

On Aug. 24, Ukrainian troops landed in the Russian-occupied Crimea and raised the Ukrainian flag there.

Increased attacks on Crimea disrupt Russian logistics, attempt to derail its southern defenses
Since mid-July, drones and missiles have regularly targeted Russian military depots and infrastructure in occupied Crimea. Russian proxies reported that the Chonhar Bridge, serving as Russia’s fastest rail route from occupied Crimea to the southern front line, was allegedly hit multiple times on Au…
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