I hope there will be diplomacy, but we are ready to liberate Crimea, – AFU officer
Collaborators and proteges of the Kremlin are trying to take their families and property out of the occupied Crimea. All because they are afraid of the beginning of the operation of the Ukrainian forces to liberate the peninsula.
Taras Berezovets, an officer of the 1st Special Forces Brigade named after Ivan Bohun of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, answered the question of what the scenario for the liberation of the Ukrainian Crimea could be in a Channel 24 stream.
What will be the liberation of the Crimea
The interlocutor notes that everything will depend on the strategy that the General Staff and the political leadership of the state will choose at the time the de-occupation of Crimea begins. After all, it is now difficult to predict what the conditions of that time will be.
If we are talking about the situation for this year, then most likely it will be a military operation to liberate the peninsula, – Taras Berezovets emphasized.
However, he notes, if we talk about the longer term, then this may already mean a significant weakening of the Kremlin regime, it may happen after Putin's death. Under such conditions, there may not be serious clashes on the territory of the peninsula.
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The complex geography of Crimea
The military also noted that it is very difficult to implement the operation to take the Crimea. After all, the peninsula has a very narrow isthmus with the mainland, and is surrounded by the sea on all other sides.
It is very difficult to carry out an offensive operation there, unless, for example, a landing operation is carried out. By the way, that is why the occupiers have been actively engaged in strengthening the western coast in recent months. – explains the officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In addition, the protege of the Kremlin, Sergei Aksyonov, instructed to check the condition of the bomb shelters. So the occupiers quite highly assess the likelihood of hostilities on the territory of the peninsula.
“We do not know under what conditions this will take place. We hope that this will be due to diplomatic efforts. But the Ukrainian army is certainly ready to carry out an operation to liberate the occupied territories,” Taras Berezovets said.
Occupation of Crimea
- The Ukrainian peninsula, represented by the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, has been occupied since February 2014.
- Russian troops began the process of occupation during the events of the Revolution of Dignity and intensified it after the victory of the Ukrainian revolution and the overthrow of the Yanukovych regime. Already in March, Russia annexed the peninsula. However, almost no one in the world recognized the annexation as legitimate.
- Since then, Ukraine has been talking a lot about ways to de-occupy the peninsula. Basically, it was only about the diplomatic path. However, everything changed with the full-scale invasion of Russia on February 24, 2022.