The Ukrainian military intelligence stated on Wednesday that Russia has transferred to the waters of the Russian Federation the most of the ships he had in the port of Sevastopolon the peninsula of crimeafearing that kyiv will again attack this territory occupied by Moscow since 2014.
A major fuel storage depot in Sevastopol blew up last Saturday when it was hit by drones that Moscow says kyiv launched. Ukraine has not officially denied or claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, the destroyed tanks had the capacity to 40,000 tons of fuel used by the Russian Black Sea Fleet stationed in the Crimea.
“As a consequence of the explosion, the Russians have lost the volume of fuel and lubricants that they had been transporting to Crimea for three months,” he told the news agency. efe Ukrainian military analyst Alexander Kovalenko.
The expert added that it will take time for Russia to be able to replenish the lost reserves. “This will mean that, after a certain time, the Russian troops will start having fuel problems,” the analyst predicted.
For Kovalenko, this shortage will not become critical, but it will “it will significantly limit their capabilities”.
“If this incident is repeated in one or two more depots in Crimea we can safely say that the occupying forces in the south of the country will be left behind. paralyzed”, stressed the expert.
“The enemy has transferred most of the warships from Sevastopol to the territory of the Russian Federation, in particular to Novorossiyskfor prevent their destruction on the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea”, read a message posted on the Telegram channel of Ukrainian military intelligence.
The note cites an interview with kyiv’s deputy director of military intelligence, Vadym Skibitskyion Ukrainian television.
“We see that the Russians are scared”Skibitskyi said in the interview. “The Sevastopol base itself and other military installations are heavily protected, the occupiers are preparing their positions to protect themselves against any attack on this infrastructure,” said the senior Ukrainian military espionage official.
(With information from EFE)
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