The Ukrainian army has confirmed it was behind an attack which blew up an ammunition depot in the annexed Crimean peninsula on Saturday.
“The strike on military installations in the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea was carried out by Ukrainian forces,” an army source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
A Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow-annexed Crimea caused the “detonation” of an ammunition depot Saturday, the Moscow-installed leader of the peninsula earlier said, ordering the evacuation of people living within five kilometers of the attack and halting rail traffic.
“The goal is to return Crimea,” Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, according to a transcript published by his office on Saturday of a speech addressing the Aspen Security Forum on Friday.
He said Kyiv considers the Crimea bridge — opened by Russian leader Vladimir Putin in 2018 — as an “enemy object” and wants it to be “neutralised”.
Mr Zelenskyy said that the bridge was a legitimate target because it was a military supply route for Russia.
“This is the route used to feed the war with ammunition and this is being done on a daily basis,” he said.
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