Mysterious explosions that rocked a Russian military base suggest Russian positions far behind the front lines are no longer safe, officials and experts say
"The psychological impact of this is much larger" than the damage to the base and the loss of aircraft, one expert told Insider.Russia now has over 130,000 troops, as well as a significant amount of weaponry and other hardware, in positions around Ukraine. Though Russia has denied having plans to attack, many in the West remain skeptical. Russia has troops in Belarus, western Russia, and Crimea.
© Reuters of smoke rises after explosions were heard in the direction of a Russian military air base near Novofedorivka, Crimea, 9 August 2022.
A dozen explosions were heard on a Russian air base in Crimea. Moscow denies any attack and speaks of an incident on an ammunition deposit. In parallel, the Russian forces, which occupy the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporijia, prepare its connection to Crimea, annexed by Moscow, reports the Ukrainian operator Energoatom. Follow the latest developments of the day on France 24.
8:41 a.m.: Russian bombings kill at least 13 civilians in the Dnipropetrovsk
region at least thirteen people were killed on Tuesday night in the Nikopol district, near The power plant Zaporijjia , announced the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentyn Reznychenko, on the Telegram messaging application.
Zelenskyy tells officials to stop telling the media about Ukraine's tactics after attack in Crimea wiped out Russian planes
Zelenskyy blasted officials who he said were more interested in generating headlines than helping Ukraine defeat the invasion by Russia.The train cost $86 million, according to a report by Fuel Cell Works, and will begin by transporting passengers between two stops just outside of Hamburg.
Two wounded died of their injuries, adding to the eleven dead record announced by the governor a few minutes earlier.
6:38 am: A dead in explosions on a Russian air base in Crimea
The local authorities declared that a person had been killed Tuesday afternoon in explosions on a Russian air base, in the annexed peninsula of Crimea , what Moscow denied. According to the Russians, it was not an attack but the explosion of stored ammunition.
Video: Ukraine: Bombing in Donbass, Crimea explosions (Dailymotion)
of the witnesses said they heard at least 12 explosions around 3:20 p.m. local time (12:20 gmt), Tuesday, from the air base Saky, near NovofoDorivka, on the west coast of the peninsula.
1 h 19: The Russians will connect the central of Zaporijjia to Crimea
The Russian forces which occupy the Ukrainian nuclear power plant of Zaporijjia prepare its connection to Crimea, peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014, and damage it By reorienting electricity production, the president of the Ukrainian operator, Energoatom, Petro Kotin.
Ukraine’s strike on Russian air base sends a message: Putin is losing
If the Ukrainian strike on Saky military base in the Novofedorivka region of Russian-occupied Crimea on Tuesday can be attributed to the High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), then once again, Moscow’s much-vaunted S-400 air defense system has failed. While there has been no shortage of speculation, the two most likely courses of action delivering the…Reports suggest Ukrainian special forces have received training and equipment from U.S. Special Forces and British Special Air Service to conduct operations behind enemy lines. As a result, they have been given credit for several attacks in Russian-occupied territory.
"To do this, you must first damage the power lines of the power plant connected to the Ukrainian energy system. From August 7 to 9, the Russians have already damaged three power lines. At the moment, the plant is working with a single line of production, which is an extremely dangerous way of work, "he added.
"When the last production line is disconnected, the power station will be fueled by generators operating on diesel. Everything will then depend on their reliability and fuel stocks," also warned Petro Kotin.
0:01: "Crimea is Ukrainian and we will never give up," insists Volodymyr Zelensky
while explosions occurred Tuesday in a deposit of ammunition on the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia , The Ukrainian president has made a point.
"Crimea is Ukrainian and we will never give up on it. We will not forget that the occupation of Crimea was the beginning of the Russian war against Ukraine," said Volodymyr Zelensky during its daily speech . "The world begins to understand that it was wrong in 2014 by deciding not to respond with all its strength to the first aggressive actions of Russia.
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What Ukraine can and can't accomplish with Western artilleryBut Ukraine's HIMARS alone won't win Kherson back from Russia, which has used its numerically superior artillery with brutal effectiveness against Ukrainian forces and civilians all along the shifting frontline.