Atesh guerrillas in Crimea say they blew up Russian National Guards’ car, killing two officers
Partisans eliminated two Russian Guard officers in the temporarily occupied Crimea (Photo:Скриншот з відео Атеш/Telegram)
Two Russian National Guard officers in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea have been killed in a guerilla operation, Atesh, a military movement set up by Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars, claimed on their Telegram channel on Jan. 31.
“We have long arms, and we put them into the Kremlin’s nest of rascals — the Russian National Guard,” Atesh wrote in their message.
“In this inherently criminal organization, our people were able to eliminate two very important officers of the Russian National Guard who were rushing from Sevastopol to Simferopol. They didn't make it, they burned in their car.”
A video was also published where a car, according to Atesh, belonging to the occupiers is seen on fire on a road bridge on the Ukrainian peninsula.
“We congratulate our brothers on a successful operation. Although the explosive was homemade, it explodes as well as a regular one does. Well done,” the Atesh message reads.
Earlier, the head of Ukrainian intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, said that Ukraine should “do everything for Crimea to return home before the summer.”
Ukraine’s Crimea has been under Russian military occupation since 2014. Russia claims to have annexed the Ukrainian territory, but its claim has only been recognized by a handful of rogue and pariah states.
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