Russia will probably have to withdraw part of its forces from the front line to “protect” the Crimea it occupies.
Source: US Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
Details: It is noted that Russia’s failure to stop attacks on its facilities in Crimea could cause discontent in Russian society. According to ISW, footage from social media already shows many Russians standing in traffic waiting to leave Crimea and travel to Russia, which may indicate growing public concern about the effectiveness of Russian security measures.
What preceded: On August 20, an explosion rang out in Sevastopol, the occupation authorities reported that a drone was shot down over the roof of the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet.
We will remind:
Over the past week, there have been several explosions at military facilities in the Russian-occupied Crimea.
On August 9, explosions rang out at the military airfield in Novofedorivka in Crimea. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated that it could not determine the cause of the fire in Novofedorivka.
On August 16, it became known about explosions and a fire in the Dzhankoya area. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation later stated that at around 06:15 in the area of Maiske settlement (Dzhankoy district) a fire broke out on the territory of a collapsed site for the temporary storage of ammunition of one of the military units.
Also, on August 16, explosions rang out at the military airfield in Gvardiyskyi.
According to CNN, the cause of the explosions at military facilities in Crimea is still unknown, but Ukraine is behind them.