The explosions at the Saki air base in the annexed Crimea disabled more than half of the combat aircraft of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. This is reported by Reuters.
One of the European officials said on the condition of anonymity that Ukraine is currently consistently achieving a "kinetic effect" deep in Russia's rear, which significantly affects Russia's logistical support and psychological influence on the Russian leadership.
"According to our estimates, the explosions at the Saki airfield on August 9 disabled more than half of the Black Sea Fleet's naval aviation combat aircraft," the official said.
The official added that, in general, before these explosions, the war was at a point close to operational stagnation.
According to him, the ground forces of neither side have enough concentrated combat power to launch effective offensive actions that will somehow significantly affect the course of the war.