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Ukrainian commandos on jet skis launch a flag-raising raid on the Crimean Peninsula

Ukrainian commandos on jet skis launch a flag-raising raid on the Crimean Peninsula

Screenshot from a video showing Ukrainian commandos on jet skis during a raid in Crimea.
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  • Ukraine has released a video showing commandos on jet skis conducting a daring raid on Crimea.
  • Ukraine claimed to have raised its flag on the peninsula for the first time in a decade.
  • The drone video shows the jet skis approaching the shores of the occupied peninsula.

Ukraine has released a video that appears to show a special forces unit on jet skis conducting a daring raid into occupied Crimea.

Details of the raid across the Black Sea, which involved a team of elite commandos who arrived on the shores of Crimea on Ukraine’s Independence Day, August 24, and raised the country’s flag, were previously revealed.

Ukraine’s military intelligence service, known as GUR, shared a drone video that it says shows commandos on jet skis approaching the beach.

The final shot of the video was filmed on the ground and appears to show a group of Ukrainian soldiers with their faces blurred, holding the Ukrainian flag. Insider was unable to independently verify this.

Russia occupied the peninsula in 2014, and Ukraine has long promised to take it back.

The agency said that units within the elite special forces carried out the raid on the Timur Group Regiment, which operates under the command of the GUR.

An elite team of Ukrainian soldiers told The Times of London that they damaged a powerful Russian electronic warfare station during the raid.

GUR issued another video On Thursday, in what appears to be the second raid on Crimea carried out by a Ukrainian Artan special forces unit.

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The video also shows commandos on jet skis and speedboats, but few other details have been revealed, and it is not clear when the second raid occurred.

The use of jet skis is Ukraine’s latest innovation that has helped it dominate the conflict in the Black Sea without even having a navy, Insider Jake Epstein reported last week.