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Partisans record Russian preparations for defense of Crimea

Partisans record Russian preparations for defense of Crimea The occupiers are preparing to defend Crimea (
Author: Maria Kholina

Over the past few months, Ukrainian partisans from ATESH have consistently documented the efforts of Russian occupation forces in preparing for the defense of Crimea, according to the Telegram channel of the partisan movement ATESH.

According to the partisans, the occupiers are taking the possibility of the Ukrainian Defense Forces approaching the peninsula seriously.

"They (Ukrainian Defense Forces - ed.) are only 65 kilometers away from their target," notes ATESH.

For months, partisans have been observing systematic efforts by the occupiers in preparing for the defense of Crimea, including:

  • Establishment of firing points
  • Construction of new fortifications and reinforcement of old ones
  • Working on territorial defense
  • Strengthening patrols

"ATESH and the people of Crimea are anticipating the opening of an internal front. No defensive structures will help the occupiers. Crimea will be liberated!" conclude the Crimean partisans.

Situation in Crimea

Explosions have increased in Crimea. Ukrainian defenders have carried out dozens of operations on the peninsula and in the Black Sea, destroying Russian bases, warehouses, and ships.

On December 21, explosions were heard in Kerch, and smoke was noticed in the area of the Industrial Highway. There is a large military-industrial plant called Albatros. According to the latest information, it was abandoned and not in use.

Also, on the night of December 26, the Ukrainian Air Force launched a missile strike on the large landing ship Novocherkassk, which was in the port of Feodosia. The ship was destroyed as a result of the strike.

Later, the Strategic Communications Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that on January 4, near the occupied Sevastopol, the command post of Russian occupation forces was hit.

As revealed by Crimean partisans, the strike resulted in the elimination of a Russian colonel. Pro-Kremlin propagandists acknowledged the liquidation of 23 occupiers, including five officers.