Russia accused Ukraine of finishing up Saturday’s drone assault on a gas depot in Crimea, the peninsula illegally annexed by the Kremlin in 2014. Ukraine hasn’t claimed duty for the strike, which comes as Kyiv is making ready for a protracted anticipated spring counteroffensive to retake territory seized by Moscow.
“The enemy … wished to take Sevastopol abruptly, as traditional on the sly, staging an assault within the morning,” the port metropolis’s Kremlin-appointed governor, Mikhail Razvozhaev, wrote on Telegram, with out offering proof for his declare. He mentioned that just one drone reached the gas depot — a second was destroyed by servicemen on surveillance responsibility — and the fireplace has since been extinguished. No casualties have been reported.