Russia on alert as Crimea activates air defences; Putin’s men repel Ukraine’s counteroffensive

On Friday, the air defense system in the town of Armyansk in Russia-annexed Crimea peninsula was triggered. Russian troops in Crimea are on alert amid Ukraine’s efforts to reclaim the Black sea peninsula. Reports suggest that Kyiv has shifted focus on the region after Kherson win. The Crimean Peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014, is highly valued by Ukraine and Russia, both symbolically and strategically.