Day 548 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Drone Attacks on Crimea, Blue and Yellow flag over Robotyne

Day 548 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:

  • Air alert across southern Ukraine, mass drone attacks in Crimea
  • Two airports in Moscow are closed, local residents report explosions during the night
  • The Armed Forces of Ukraine advance to the Russians' second line of defense at Robotyne
  • The Pentagon has no information to support claims that Prigozhin's plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile
  • Putin on Prigozhin's death: He was a talented businessman. We are waiting for the investigators
  • First suspect in the crash with Prigozhin: His personal pilot Artyom Stepanov had access to the Embraer
  • ISW: Putin has made it clear that private armies cannot be independent
  • Kadyrov: I asked Prigozhin to leave personal ambitions
  • US sanctions on individuals involved in the deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia

Air alert across southern Ukraine, mass drone attacks in Crimea

An air alert was declared overnight across southern Ukraine. The Air Force warned that the alarm in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions is related to the activity of Russian tactical aviation. Authorities on the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula have reported mass drone attacks.

Multiple explosions in the occupied Crimean peninsula were reported by local media and residents. According to them, the explosions occurred in Simferopol, in the area of Cape Meganom and Cape Tarkhankut in the southwestern part of the peninsula.

The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the attack with 42...

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