Ukraine has asserted its control over oil and gas platforms in Crimea, which was previously controlled by Russia since 2015.
Reaffirmation of Torres Boyka control
Located in the Black Sea, near Crimea, the Boyka Towers, drilling centers for raw y gas reconfirmed under Ukrainian control, as reported by Ukrainian Defense Intelligence with visual evidence on digital platforms.
Russia took control of these structures after annexing Crimea in 2014.
Ukraine described the recovery as an “unparalleled action.”
Strategic relationship of control
Retaking these towers means a lot for Ukraine. Ukrainian military sources reported that “For Ukraine, regaining control of the Boiko towers is important and, as a result, Russia has lost the ability to use them for military purposes.”
“Russia has been denied the ability to fully control the waters of the Black Sea, and this brings Ukraine several steps closer to reclaiming Crimea,” Ukraine commented.
During the operation, there were clashes with a Russian fighter Su-30 which was “hit and forced to retreat,” according to Ukrainian forces.
Black Sea: Zone of current tensions
she Black sea and Crimea has been positioned as a nerve point in the conflict following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
Recent reports by the British Ministry of Defense highlight past confrontations between Ukraine and Russia over these important platforms.
These platforms, operated by Chernomorneftegaz A company of hydrocarbons seized by pro-Russian authorities in 2014.
Tension on the platforms after the invasion of Russia
After the aggression of Russia in 2022, these platforms became points of tension, “Since the big invasion of Russia in 2022, Ukraine has hit many platforms controlled by Russia. “Russia and Ukraine are also constantly -occupy them with troops,” the United Kingdom reported.