New Round of Ukrainian Attacks Inside Russia
May 7, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—According to an aide to Crimea’s governing body, Oleg Kryuchkov, Russia successfully repelled an attack on Crimea on Saturday night, May 6, which consisted of at least 10 Ukrainian drones. “All of last night’s attempts to break through our air defenses were repelled. There are no casualties or damage,” he wrote on Telegram. Officials had also claimed that two Ukrainian Grim-2 missiles had been shot down over Crimea on Friday night, reported Agence France-Presse.
Moscow has denounced these acts of Ukrainian “sabotage” of an “unprecedented momentum,” as the attacks have seemed to increase over the recent period. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Lt. Gen. Igor Konashenkov also reported that Russia had destroyed a full 22 Ukrainian drones over the Black Sea on May 6.
Russia’s FSB intelligence agency has also released a statement reporting that they have intercepted a sabotage plot aimed at Severny airfield in the Ivanovo Region, which is about 150 miles northeast from Moscow. “The FSB, acting together with the Russian Interior Ministry, thwarted an attempt to carry out an act of sabotage, masterminded by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, against the Severny airfield in the Ivanovo Region, which was supposed to involve drones filled with explosives,” the statement reads.
“In conducting active search measures in Russia, a sabotage group was exposed, which was supervised by Ukrainian security officers. The group’s members planned to use an Aeroprakt A-32 light aircraft to deliver improvised explosive devices from the Blistova settlement in Ukraine’s Chernigov Region,”
the statement declared. It was apparently targeting A-50 early warning and control aircraft.