Ukraine war latest: Zelensky breaks silence on Crimea attacks as base wrecked | World | News

The peninsula has been hit by three strikes directed by Volodymyr Zelensky’s administration, according to the official. Included in these was one at a Russian air base on Crimea’s west coast.

This saw several aeroplanes destroyed.

The figure shared a Kyiv Government report circulated internally with CNN.

They have requested anonymity because they were not authorised to share the information publicly.

In a speech following the incident at the Saki airbase, Mr Zelensky said the war “began with Crimea and must end with Crimea – its liberation”.

At least one person was killed in the incident at Saki.

Seven military aircrafts are also understood to have been destroyed.

Russia has said the incident was a result of an accident.

The Ukrainian Government has also not officially claimed responsibility.

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Analysts at the Cavell Group, quoted in CNN, said “Saki attack was audacious and highly effective in both damaging Russian reinforcements and striking a significant psychological blow to morale amongst the Russian military and civilians”.

More to follow.

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