Russia shoots down Ukrainian drones in Crimea, President Zelensky alerts countrymen

Pankaj Prasad
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked Ukrainians to be vigilant in the coming week amid fresh explosions in Crimea.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked Ukrainians to be vigilant in the coming week amid fresh explosions in Crimea. Because they are preparing to celebrate their Independence Day. Let us tell you that the Russian army also carried out attacks in the northern and southern parts on Saturday. Ukrainian officials said Russian forces have stepped up efforts to capture one of the few cities in eastern Ukraine not already under their control.

Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014

Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Russian authorities in Crimea said local air defense forces shot down a drone at the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. This is the second incident of drone shooting down at headquarters in three weeks. Oleg Kryuchkov, an assistant to Crimean governor Sergei Aksionov, also said on Saturday that small drone strikes were carried out in western Crimea.


Know what the governor said on Telegram

The governor said on Telegram, "Air defense systems successfully targeted all drones on Crimea on Saturday morning. There is no loss of life or property. These incidents expose the weaknesses of the Russian military in Crimea. On July 31, five people were injured in a drone attack on Russia's Black Sea naval headquarters.

Explosion at an ammunition warehouse in Russia

This week a Russian ammunition warehouse in Crimea exploded. Last week, nine Russian warplanes were destroyed at an air force base in Crimea. Ukrainian authorities have stopped publicly taking responsibility for the attacks. But President Volodymyr Zelensky has indicated the Ukrainian military is responsible for the attacks in Crimea. Meanwhile, fighting has intensified in recent weeks in the southern Ukrainian regions north of Crimea.

12 injured in Russian attack

Ukrainian forces have tried to drive Russia out of cities they have held since the beginning of the six-month-old war. Ukraine's prosecutor's office said a Russian missile attack Saturday wounded 12 people, including three children, and damaged several houses in the city of Voznesensk in the Mykolev region. The condition of two children is critical and one child has lost one eye. At the same time, Ukrainian air strikes are also continuing.