Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Committee Parliament for Public Diplomacy and Interethnic Relations Ivan Shonus said that missile strikes on the Crimean Peninsula by the Ukrainian Armed Forces will not frighten its residents. He emphasized that the Crimean people will never give up life as part of Russia and missile strikes will not be able to change their minds. He also noted that the collective West is now participating in hostilities, which is confirmed by the supply of missiles and other weapons to Ukrainian troops.
Shonus quoted the famous phrase of Vyacheslav Molotov about the beginning of the war in 1941 to emphasize the determination of the Crimean people: “Our the cause is just, the enemy will be defeated, victory will be ours,” reports RIA Novosti.
Earlier, the commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Nikolai Oleshchuk announced a strike on the territory of Crimea with the help of aviation. Strana.ua reported that such strikes could have been carried out using Western long-range missiles such as Storm Shadow and SCALP. As a result of a missile attack, a fire occurred at a ship repair plant in Sevastopol.