Reznikov: Ukraine’s Strategy Includes Strikes on Russian-Controlled Territories

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Washington Post cites unnamed Ukrainian officials as saying that the recent attacks in Crimea were organized by Ukrainian special forces A series of bombings over the past week in Russian-occupied Crimea are part of a new Ukrainian strategy in the ongoing war, a Ukrainian official said. A week ago, an attack on a Russian airbase in Crimea destroyed nine aircraft. On Tuesday, a series of explosions rocked an ammunition depot at the Russian base. Russia called the latest attacks “sabotage”. Ukrainian officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Washington Post that Ukrainian special forces were responsible for the attacks in Crimea. Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov told the publication that the official position of the government in Kyiv is that it neither confirms nor denies Ukrainian involvement in the attacks in Crimea. At the same time, Reznikov said that hitting targets behind Russian lines was part of Ukraine’s current military strategy. He added that Ukraine had no weapons with the range to hit targets in Crimea from the territory under its control. Russia seized Ukrainian Crimea in 2014. The Ukrainian authorities promised to return the peninsula and other territories occupied by Russia after the invasion of Ukraine on 24 February. Голос Америки