"Boika Towers" ;/Illustrative photo from open sources
Ukraine has returned to its control the so-called "Boika Towers" – drilling gas and oil production platforms near the shores of Crimea in the Black Sea. This is reported by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense. These platforms not only control valuable hydrocarbon resources, but, like the Snake Island in the west, can also be used as forward deployment bases, helipads, for the deployment of long-range missile systems and radar equipment.
The platforms are operated by the company “Chornomornaftogaz”, which was seized by the occupying authorities in Crimea after the occupation in 2014.
After a full-scale Russian invasion in 2022, Ukraine struck several Russian-controlled platforms. Both the Russian Federation and Ukraine periodically captured them with their troops.
A unique operation to establish control over the “Boika Towers” was carried out by units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Ukraine. The Petro Godovanets and Ukraina drilling rigs, as well as the Tavrida SPBU, were returned to Kyiv's control. and SPBU “Syvash”.
"During the operation, the special forces managed to capture valuable trophies: a stockpile of helicopter ammunition of the NAR type (unguided aerial missiles), as well as the Neva radar, which can monitor the movement of ships in the Black Sea", – reports the GUR.
During one of the phases of this operation, a battle took place between Ukrainian special forces on boats and a Russian Su- 30. As a result of the battle, the Russian plane was damaged and had to retreat.
The Main Directorate of Intelligence posted a video of the combat encounter.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga