Ukraine and Russia are fighting for control of gas and oil in Black Sea waters

The UK Ministry of Defense said this Sunday that Ukraine and Russia have been the main players in recent weeks Both naval and aerial combat for control of oil and natural gas platforms with high strategic importance in the waters of the Black Sea.

“Last week, a Russian warplane shot down a small Ukrainian military ship operating near a platform in the north-west of the sea,” the ministry said in a statement published on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.

According to London, the clashes occurred in Platforms between Crimea and Odessa containing “valuable resources” of hydrocarbons, but which can also be used as military bases for stationing helicopters and long-range missile systems.

“The platforms are operated by the Chernomorneftegaz company, which was seized by the pro-Russian occupation authorities in Crimea during the 2014 annexation. Since the invasion, Ukraine has attacked several Russian-controlled platforms. Both Russia and Ukraine regularly occupied them with troops,” he explained.

At the beginning of the war, Moscow and its troops occupied the snake island, is in the Black Sea, very close to the border with Romania, although Kiev announced the withdrawal of Russian forces at the end of June.

New attacks in border regions

For its part, the Russian Defense Ministry has reported that its anti-aircraft systems have stopped new Ukrainian attacks using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on the Russian Defense Ministry Bryansk and Kursk border regions. “In the early morning of August 27, the Kiev regime tried again to get started Terrorist attacks with unmanned aerial vehicles Type of aircraft against the Russian Federation,” reads a message published on the ministry’s Telegram channel, which states that “the air defenses detected and destroyed two drones over the Briansk and Kursk oblasts.”

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This aggression follows a similar pattern that also took place in Briansk the previous day around 9:45 p.m. (local time), according to a defense complaint. However, according to the region’s governor Alexander Bogomaz, this attack did not cause any injuries or damage.

There was one in the last few weeks Increase in drone strikes against Crimea, the border regions between Russia and Ukraine and even towards Moscow, the country’s capital.

This Friday, Russia reported that its air defense systems had managed to neutralize almost fifty drones planning to attack Crimea overnight, just a day after Ukraine’s “special operation” in the peninsula.

In fact, these events happened after a Ukrainian Navy and Intelligence group disembarked in a coastal area between the towns of Olenivka and Mayak in the extreme west of the peninsula to conduct an attack “Special Ops”at which, according to Kiev, they came to display the Ukrainian flag, also coinciding with the Independence Day celebrations.

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