Ukraine said on Tuesday that he had bombed oil platforms the day before in the Black Sea that would have been used as military “installations” by the russians to strengthen their control in the region.
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“In those facilities, Russia organized small garrisons, stored air defense equipment, including radars. That is, these platforms have become facilities that have helped and are helping the Russians to strengthen their total control of the northwestern part of the Black Sea,” said Odessa region spokesman Sergei Brachuk.
According to Brachuk, quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency, there were also “reconnaissance” tools on the gas extraction platforms located 70 km from Odessa.
He already said on Monday that the platforms were “legal military targets” for Ukraine, calling them a “small garrison” in a video posted on Telegram.
On Monday night a Russian official announced the disappearance of seven people.
According to Sergei Aksionov, the governor installed by Moscow after the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the shots were aimed at three drilling platforms of the Chernomorneftegaz company, forcing the evacuation of 94 people.
This is the first reported attack on an offshore hydrocarbon infrastructure in Crimea since the Russian offensive in Ukraine began in February.