30 AUGUST 2023
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has claimed it shot down two Ukrainian drones in Russia’s Bryansk Oblast and one missile over temporarily occupied Crimea on the evening of 30 August.
Source: Russia’s Defence Ministry; Sergei Aksyonov, collaborator and so-called “head” of Crimea; Alexander Bogomaz, Governor of Bryansk Oblast; Oleg Kryuchkov, adviser to the so-called “head” of Crimea, on Telegram; and Russian Telegram channels
Details: Earlier, the collaborator Sergei Aksyonov reported that a missile had allegedly been shot down over Crimea.
Bryansk Oblast Governor Alexander Bogomaz claimed that air defence systems had destroyed two Ukrainian aircraft-type drones over the territory of the oblast.
As usual, the Russian official was quick to state that “there were no casualties or damage”, but at the same time added that “operational and emergency services are working at the scene”.
Telegram channels reported explosions over the city of Feodosia, Crimea. Users claimed to have seen three missiles. A fire was also reported.
The Telegram Mash channel claimed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to attack Kirovske airfield in Feodosia with an “American missile”.
Oleg Kryuchkov, the adviser to the so-called “head” of Crimea, said that debris from the downed missile had damaged a power line. He stated that the damage would be “repaired within an hour”.