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Russians claim 20 drones attack Crimea

Saturday, 12 August 2023, 06:02
Russians claim 20 drones attack Crimea

An air defence system was supposedly activated in occupied Crimea, and the Russian Ministry of Defence later reported an attack by 20 drones.

Source: TASS, a Kremlin-aligned Russian news outlet, with reference to the Russian Defence Ministry; Ministry of Defence of Russia; Krymsky Veter (Crimean Wind), a local Telegram channel 

Quote from the Russian Defence Ministry: "Russian Armed Forces repelled attacks by 20 Ukrainian UAVs on Crimea on the night of 11-12 August. There were no casualties or damage reported."

Details: The Russian Ministry of Defence said that 10 Ukrainian UAVs were supposedly destroyed by air defence forces.

Another six drones were supposedly downed by electronic warfare systems.

Background: On the night of 11-12 August, Russian propagandists reported that traffic on the Crimean Bridge had been blocked and then restored.

The so-called authorities of occupied Crimea reported that air defence systems were responding "over different districts".

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