The Armed Forces of Ukraine have struck Russian gas production platforms BK-1 and Krym-1. Ukrainian forces struck the platforms with the use of anti-ship missiles and a Bayraktar-TB2 drone, the Russian Defense Ministry said in its Telegram channel.
"As a result of the Ukrainian provocation, a strong fire started on the BK-1 platform, creating a threat of an ecological catastrophe in this area of the Black Sea,” the ministry said in a statement.
The defense department noted that the Kyiv regime "went on a new adventure" in relation to Russian gas infrastructure facilities due to failed attempts to seize the Snake Island. More than 15 unmanned aerial vehicles were involved in the air raid. An American Global Hawk RQ-4 drone was also spotted near the island.
Russian air defense systems destroyed all enemy arms systems in the area of the Snake Island. Thirteen UAVs, four Tochka-U missiles and 21 Uragan multiple rocket launchers were shot down in the air.
Kyiv conducted the attack to recapture the Snake Island on June 20 at about 5:00 a.m..
"The plan of the operation of the Kyiv regime was to inflict massive air and artillery strikes on the Snake Island and to capture the island in a landing operation afterwards," the Defense Ministry explained.
However, the landing operation did not take place after the Russian forces repelled the attack.
In response to Kyiv's attacks on the Crimean gas production platforms, Russia launched Onyx cruise missiles to destroy hangars with Bayraktar-TB2 drones at the Shkolny military airfield near Odessa. Two artillery platoons of 155-mm howitzers M-777 were destroyed on Kubansky island. The Russian military aviation also destroyed two S-300 launchers near the settlements of Ochakov and Tuzla in the Odessa region of Ukraine. In addition, the grouping of the Ukrainian troops in the Lisichansk region was cut off from supplies and remains under the fire control of the Russian Armed Forces.