NewsExplosions in Crimea disrupt key pipeline, resistance claims responsibility

Explosions in Crimea disrupt key pipeline, resistance claims responsibility

Local Telegram channels published the moment of the attack in Theodosia
Local Telegram channels published the moment of the attack in Theodosia
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1:53 PM EST, March 3, 2024

This incident took place near Feodosia, a strategic port city on the Black Sea, causing "colossal losses," Atesh stated on Telegram.

Additionally, Reuters, referencing the Russian Ministry of Defense, reported that Crimea, currently under occupation, was targeted by 38 drones overnight. Russian and Ukrainian social platforms were buzzing with accounts from Feodosia residents about intense explosions around the port and nearby oil depots.

Crimean Channel Wind shared a video on Telegram allegedly capturing the moment of the attack.

The Russian government attributes this assault to Ukraine.

Operating within Russia, Crimea, and other Ukrainian areas under Russian control, Atesh represents a Crimean Tatar-Ukrainian resistance movement. The first signs of Atesh's guerrilla activities emerged in early February 2023, including an operation where a vehicle transporting two Russian National Guard officers was destroyed.

In the subsequent months, Atesh has claimed numerous times its collaboration with the Ukrainian military in striking targets, specifically in Crimea. The group boasts a network of informants within enemy lines, including the Black Sea Fleet forces.

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