Attack on Crimea. Two ferries damaged

Ukraine has attacked Russian-occupied Crimea with missiles and drones. Rocket fragments damaged two ferries in the Kerch Strait.

The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported that two Russian boats were destroyed in temporarily occupied Crimea on Wednesday night. Two units of the KS-701 “Tuńczyk” type were most likely hit in the Kerch Strait.

“The invaders chaotically used small arms and 30mm cannons. However, nothing prevented the special forces of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine from successfully completing the combat mission,” the Ukrainian party said in a statement.

Attack on occupied Crimea

Moscow said US-made ATCAMS missiles, drones and unmanned aerial vehicles were fired towards Crimea. As a result of the drone explosion, two ferries sailing between Russia and the port of Kerch in occupied Crimea were damaged. There were no casualties among sailors or civilians. Fearing further attacks, the Russians temporarily closed the Crimean Bridge. The Ukraińska Pravda website reports that almost twenty explosions were heard in the city.

“While repelling an enemy attack on transport infrastructure facilities in the city of Kerch, two ferries – a car and a rail ferry – were damaged by fragments of shot down rockets; the windows of the superstructure were damaged. There were no casualties among sailors or civilians. After assessing the damage, traffic on the crossing will resume’ – supposedly transferred Minister of Transport of Crimea Nikolai Lukashenko, quoted by TASS news agency.

Western weapons for Ukraine

A debate has been raging in Europe for several weeks about whether Ukraine should have the right to attack targets on Russian territory with Western weapon systems. So far, Kiev’s allies have supplied the country with weapons, with the understanding that they cannot be used to shoot at Russia (this does not apply to occupied Crimea, which the international community does not recognize as Russian territory).

There are increasingly voices that Ukrainians should have the right to attack military targets in Russia with Western weapons. The ten countries giving Kiev the green light on this issue include: Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sweden and Estonia.

Source: Do Rzeczy

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