Air defense forces shot down two missiles in the area of the Kerch Strait, said the head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov. According to him, the Crimean bridge is not damaged. Later, Aksyonov reported another missile shot down over the strait. The Russian Defense Ministry announced two “attempts to deliver a terrorist strike on the Crimean bridge” with anti-aircraft missiles. Special services put a smoke screen on the bridge, said the adviser to the head of the peninsula
Air defense forces shot down two missiles in the area of the Kerch Strait, wrote the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksyonov in his Telegram channel. He noted that the Crimean bridge was not damaged. Later, Aksyonov reported another missile shot down over the Kerch Strait.
The Russian Defense Ministry on Saturday afternoon announced an “attempt to deliver a terrorist strike on the Crimean Bridge” with an S-200 anti-aircraft guided missile converted into a strike version. The Ukrainian missile was intercepted by air defense forces, there were no damages or casualties, the agency points out. After the second missile attack reported by Aksyonov, the Ministry of Defense issued another statement about the downed S-200 missile.
On Saturday, eyewitnesses posted photos showing smoke over the Crimean bridge. As the adviser to the head of the peninsula, Oleg Kryuchkov, specified , the special services put a smoke screen on the bridge. Traffic on the bridge, stopped at about 12:30 p.m., will resume in the near future, Kryuchkov added.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported that 20 Ukrainian drones attacked Crimea last night. Fourteen drones were destroyed by air defense systems, another six by electronic warfare. As a result of the attack, no one was injured, there was no damage, the department said.
The Ministry of Defense has repeatedly reported on drone attacks on Crimea recently. On the night of August 4, the department announced that it had repulsed an attack by aircraft-type drones in Crimea and unmanned boats on a naval base in Novorossiysk. July 30 – about the attack of 25 Ukrainian drones on the peninsula.
Source : Forbes