Ukrainian soldiers have carried out a remarkable operation by regaining control of the so-called "Boyko Towers" in the Black Sea. This was reported on September 11th by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine via Telegram.
The exact timing of the operation has not been disclosed.
"The "Boyko Towers" are offshore gas and oil drilling platforms near the coast of Crimea in the Black Sea. Russia had occupied them in 2015 and had been using them for military purposes, such as helicopter landing pads and radar equipment, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. A unique operation to establish control over the Boyko Towers has been carried out by Defence Intelligence of Ukraine. In particular, the Petro Hodovalets and the Ukraine drilling platforms, as well as the Tavryda and the Syvash jack-up drilling rigs were returned to Ukrainian control", - as reported by the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine.
"During the operation, special forces personnel managed to capture valuable trophies: a stockpile of helicopter munitions such as unguided aerial missiles, as well as the Neva radar system, which can track the movement of ships in the Black Sea. During one phase of this operation, there was a clash between Ukrainian special forces on boats and a russian Su-30 fighter jet. As a result of the clash, the russian aircraft was hit and forced to retreat", - stated the Main Directorate of Intelligence.