The August explosions at air bases in the Crimea were the result of a series of strikes by the AFU. This was reported in a joint article by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi and First Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Council Mykhailo Zabrodskyi " Prospects for running a military campaign in 2023: Ukraine’s perspective", published by Ukrinform on September 7.
"Thanks to… the remoteness, the citizens of the russian federation perceive not so painfully all the losses, failures, and most importantly, costs of this war in all its senses, - the article says. - A convincing example… is the successful efforts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to physically transfer the zone of hostilities to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. This was done by a series of successful missile strikes on the enemy's Crimea-based air bases, first of all, the Saky airfield".
The article emphasizes that the main feature of russia's war against Ukraine is the decisive disproportion in capabilities.
It is noted that it is impossible to deprive the invaders of this advantage, but the Ukrainians will be able to "…counter the enemy with its own capability to act in a similar way, operating at a similar range".
"We are talking, of course, about Ukraine's partners supplying the relevant weapon systems or certain types of ammunition with the appropriate range", - the article says.
It was earlier reported that an explosion at the airfield in Saky disabled half of the combat aircraft of the Black Sea Fleet.