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Deoccupation of Crimea - Russian panic to intensify

Deoccupation of Crimea - Russian panic to intensify Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Mykhailo Podolyak (photo:

Ukraine is gradually gaining control over the occupied Crimea, which will continue to fuel panic among those who occupy the peninsula, according to the Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Mykhailo Podolyak.

He noted that Russia is "perpetually in a state of panic," and this is why they make threats to the whole world.

"To compensate for their panic, they always talk about us going somewhere, doing something, and so on. And these panic moods in Crimea will gradually develop," he said.

To achieve this, it is necessary to increase the intensity of fire impact on the peninsula, according to Podolyak.

"Crimea is gradually coming under key fire control from Ukraine," he said.

According to him, the Russians already understand that the airspace over Crimea is no longer as tightly controlled, so they have to live in anticipation of attacks.

Podolyak added that cutting off the key supply route for the Russian occupation force is one of Ukraine's strategic tasks.

Attacks in Crimea

In recent times, explosions in Crimea have become more frequent, with air defense systems often being targeted. For example, on September 14, explosions rocked Yevpatoriya, where a S-400 Triumph air defense system worth $1.2 billion was destroyed.

Newsweek noted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are "hitting Russian S-400s hard," which is a significant loss for the occupying army. Analysts from ISW also stated that considering the regular explosions in Crimea, Russia appears to have problems with its air defense systems there.

On September 22, a missile strike targeted the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.

According to the Ukrainian side, 34 officers were eliminated, including Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov, the commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Another 105 occupiers were injured, and the headquarters building is beyond repair.