Why Putin Fears Ukraine’s Special Forces
Ukraine’s Special Forces: Kyiv’s Secret Weapon? Recent attacks on Russian airbases in Crimea and Belarus hit valuable military targets, destroying at least eight aircraft, including Su-30s and Su-24s, and damaging others. But the targets were also highly symbolic and psychologically impactful.
The videos that surfaced from the explosions at Crimea’s Saki airbase showed Russian elites basking on the beaches of the Black Sea — beaches that are very close to the base. Their shock was visible as clouds of smoke and fire rose up behind them.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry mocked Russians fleeing the beaches and warned them to stay away from Crimea, which they said is Ukrainian territory, in a video posted on Twitter.
The Ukrainians claim nine aircraft w …