A battle between Russian occupiers and Ukrainian special forces took place in Cape Tarkhankut in the temporarily annexed peninsula in the morning of August 24.
Kyiv sources confirmed the mission was successful and that there had been no Ukrainian casualties during the operation.
The location is close to where Ukraine destroyed a Russian S-400 air defence system a day earlier.
Ukrainian intelligence spokeperson Andriy Yusov said: ‘Units of the GUR of the Ministry of Defense made a landing in Crimea as part of a special operation at Cape Tarkhankut.’
Although he gave few details of the operation, he confirmed that ‘The goals have been achieved.’
Some local outlets suggest the target may have been a radar station, and that explosions were heard in Mayak, where a long-range radar is located.
The mission was reportedly a joint operation between the Ukrainian Intelligence (GUR) and the Navy.
Russian sources suggested ten people came in two rubber boats and alleged they had shot at a campsite.
Telegram channel Baza claims that those who stayed at the camping site in Olenivka at night, located near Mayak, heard two loud shots.
When people went out to see who was shooting, they saw two rubber boats with about 10 people in them about 10 metres from the shore. Several more shots from automatic weapons rang out when the unknowns realised they were spotted. The people in the boats swam away after a brief gunfight.
Although some Russian sources say the Ukrainian force was ‘destroyed’ there has been no confirmation of this, and the reports have been disputed by pro-war Moscow channels.
Major-General Kyrylo Budanov, the head of Ukrainian military intelligence, hadhinted at action in Crimea.
In a previous statement, Budanov said: ‘We have the ability to hit any part of temporarily occupied Crimea as of now. We can reach the enemy at absolutely any point. Those who have done stupid things, it is better for them to leave.’
Putin has controlled Crimea since 2014 when his forces annexed the Black Sea peninsula.
It comes as Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was reported to have been killed in a plane crash yesterday, amid speculation the warlord was ‘taken out’ by Putin as revenge for launching a coup attempt on the Russian leadership in June.
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