Triple hit. AFU attacked Russian military facilities in Belgorod, Kursk and in the occupied Melitopol

On the night of July 2-3, the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked two Russian cities, Kursk and Belgorod, and Melitopol, which was occupied by the Russian military. As the Conflict Intelligence Team analysts told The Insider, military installations and oil infrastructure facilities were allegedly attacked. According to the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, the Armed Forces of Ukraine disabled one of the four military bases of the Russians. The railway bridge between Melitopol and Tokmak in the village of Lyubimovka was also blown up , along which Russian troops brought weapons to the occupied city.

“The scenario that seems most likely to us so far looks like this: the Ukrainians launched missiles, the Russians hit them, after which they fell or flew along a changed trajectory due to a violation of aerodynamic properties, at least one warhead went off. The final target is difficult to establish, but judging by the handwriting of the previous likely Ukrainian strikes against Russia, we can assume that it was a military facility or oil infrastructure, ”the CIT said.

According to the Ukraine Weapons Tracker project, the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not strike at civilians, the attacks on residential buildings occurred only due to the interception of the missile by Russian air defense systems, which shot down the missiles, changing their trajectory. In particular, in Belgorod, the first stage of a missile from the Russian Pantsir air defense missile system hit a residential building. According to The Insider sources, she did not cause serious damage to the building. However, the Ukrainian Tochka-U, which he probably shot down, changed its trajectory and flew into a residential area. It is known that Ukrainian artillery hit a multi-apartment building and an outbuilding, there are dead.

In Melitopol, according to the FIRMS (NASA) satellite service, the airfield caught fire as a result of the strikes.

The governor of the Kursk region, Roman Starovoit, said that the main blow of the mortar attack fell on the territory near the sugar factory in the village of Tetkino. “Preliminarily, damage to the roof, windows and facades was recorded on several houses. There were no casualties. Our military suppressed the enemy attack with return fire, ”Starovoit said.

Ukrainian media report that Tu-141 Strizh drones were shot down near Kursk, Starovoit also confirmed this. Tu-141 - UAV capable of flying up to 1000 kilometers. Kursk is located 130 kilometers from the border with Ukraine. The Soviet Tu-141 jet drones in service can attack at such a distance.

Advisor to the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak commented on his Telegram channel what is happening in the border regions of Russia: “Belgorod, Voronezh, Kursk regions are now also beginning to actively explore such a concept as“ demilitarization ”. Disarmament. In these Russian regions, large fuel bases periodically burn, providing fuel for the armored vehicles of the Russian army, and ammunition depots explode. For different reasons. And they do it more and more actively. <...> With such an intensity and volume of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, it will not be possible to sit out. And therefore, the disarmament of the Belgorod-Voronezh warehouses of murderers is an absolutely natural, natural process. Karma is a cruel thing."

On June 30, Ukraine launched strikes on Zmeiny Island in the Black Sea, after which the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the Russian military "as a step of goodwill" had completed the "implementation of the assigned tasks" and withdrew the garrison stationed there. Military-political expert Yuri Fedorov told The Insider that Russia's claim is "obvious lies and hypocrisy" because there was no act of "good will" when leaving the island. He explained that the Russian Armed Forces left Zmeiny due to the supply of Western weapons to Ukraine, including American HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems.

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