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War in Ukraine: “Ukrainian forces have new capabilities”

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Smoke rises above the area following a suspected explosion in the village of Mayskoye in Dzhankoi district, Crimea, August 16, 2022. © REUTERS - STRINGER

By: Florent Guignard Follow

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After an attack on the military airfield of Saky, located in western Crimea, violent explosions shook Tuesday August 16 a Russian base installed in the district of Djankoï, in the north-east of the region.

Moscow spoke of an " 

act of sabotage

 " without naming those responsible.

The Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014, is in the sights of the Ukrainian army.

kyiv does not officially claim responsibility for the attacks, although officials are making repeated allusions.

Presidential adviser Mikhaïlo Podoliak notably mentioned a “ 

demilitarization in action

 ” of Crimea, a reference to the terminology used by Russia to justify its invasion of Ukraine launched on February 24.


The decryption of

General Jérôme Pellistrandi

, editor-in-chief of the magazine

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