Ukrainian multi-day operation disrupts Russian troop logistics in Crimea: Key details

Aftermath of the attack on terminals in Russia's Krasnodar Krai
Aftermath of the attack on terminals in Russia's Krasnodar Krai

The Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU), working alongside SBU Security Service, conducted a multi-day operation aimed at disrupting the logistics supplying Russian troops in Crimea, NV sources revealed on May 31.

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Preliminary information suggests the comprehensive strike targeted substations, power supply networks, and light petroleum product reserves in Russia's Krasnodar Krai.

Initially, the AFU targeted two ferries en route to Russian Port Kavkaz, a vital hub for Russian military logistics. SBU drones struck power substations supplying electricity to the Crimean Peninsula and the waters of the Kerch Strait, including ports.

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Port Kavkaz ferry crossing and oil terminal were also struck on the same night by the SBU, in coordination with the Ukrainian Navy. This terminal facilitated the transportation of light petroleum products into Crimea.

Following the operation's success, a massive fire erupted, visible even from satellite imagery.

The Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, citing local authorities, reported that overnight on May 31 an oil depot in the Temryuk district of Krasnodar Krai caught fire following a massive drone attack.

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Initially, the Russians claimed that three tanks containing oil products caught fire during the strike. Governor Veniamin Kondratyev stated that there were casualties among the oil depot workers.

The Telegram channel Krymsky Veter later reported that the fire started at Port Kavkaz. This oil depot supplies fuel to Russian forces in the seized Crimea, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhya oblasts.

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