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Crimea airfield blast was work of Ukrainian special forces, official says

By Isabelle Khurshudyan

10 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Ukraine Special forces have claimed an attack on a Russian air base in occupied Crimea, stating that they destroyed 9 war planes. You can read the latest here.

A Ukrainian government official told The Washington Post on Wednesday that an attack on a Russian air base in occupied Crimea was the work of Ukrainian special forces.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, did not disclose details of how Tuesday's attack was carried out. The attack marks a significant escalation in the nearly six-month-old war, demonstrating a new ability by Ukrainian forces to carry out attacks against Russian forces deep in occupied territory.

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