The air defense forces shot down a Ukrainian cruise missile in the Kerch region, said the head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov. The missile hit was caught on video. The Mash Telegram channel suggests that the Crimean Bridge could be the target of the strike. Traffic on it was suspended for some time. In Kyiv, the bridge was previously called the “number one goal” for the Ukrainian military.
In the Kerch region , air defense forces shot down a cruise missile, the head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksenov, said in his Telegram channel . There were no injuries or casualties, he said.
Aksyonov did not provide any other details of the incident. “I ask everyone to remain calm and trust only trusted sources of information,” he concluded.
Approximately half an hour after the message of the head of the region, the Telegram channel Mash, without reference to the source, wrote that traffic in both directions was temporarily stopped on the Crimean bridge.
“According to our information, this is due to an attempt by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to attack its unit in the Kerch region,” writes Mash. The channel also published footage of the missile being hit by air defense systems.
Some time later, Minister of Transport of Crimea Nikolai Lukashenko announced the resumption of traffic on the Crimean bridge . He did not specify why the movement was stopped.
What could hit the Crimea
The Rybar Telegram channel writes that anti-aircraft gunners of the 31st Air Defense Division of the Russian Armed Forces intercepted a missile north of Taman. “There is no damage or casualties, debris fell into the waters of the Sea of Azov,” Rybar said.
According to the author of the channel, it is still unknown what exactly the Ukrainian military tried to hit.
“The most likely use is a modernized missile from the S-200 complex, which was redesigned for strikes along a ballistic trajectory. This range is about 400 km, ”says Rybar.
According to him, to attack with a cruise missile, even with a maximum flight range of 300 km, Ukrainian aircraft would have to launch “next to the front line.”
Kerch has already become the target of attacks by the Ukrainian army. On August 18, 2022, an air defense system also worked over the city, several explosions sounded. The authorities assured that there was no threat to the Crimean bridge.
Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Dmitry Marchenko previously called the bridge from Kerch to Taman “the number one goal” for the Ukrainian military.
Air defense work in the Rostov region
Almost simultaneously with the defeat of the missile over Kerch, the air defense system in the Rostov region worked.
“A Ukrainian missile was shot down in the area between Kamensk and Donetsk . There are no victims. Shrapnel partially damaged the roof of several buildings. The damage is being specified, ” Governor Vasily Golubev said . According to him, it happened around 12:00.
Fragments of a fallen shell are found in various districts of Donetsk (in the Rostov region).
The work of air defense was also reported in the Melitopol district of the Zaporozhye region. There were three explosions there during the day, said the head of the organization “We are with Russia” Vladimir Rogov .
“Three explosions sounded in the Melitopol region. According to preliminary information, it worked out air defense, ”Rogov said. He did not provide other details.
In the Zaporozhye region and in the Crimea, several times since the beginning of the summer, attacks by drones and missiles have been reported. In particular, on June 20, near the Northern Crimea, the drone was suppressed by electronic warfare. Over Melitopol, the air defense system shot down another missile on July 1.
Source : Gazeta