On Wednesday morning, Ukraine launched an attack on the port of Sevastopol in occupied Crimea. Russian authorities reported that the Ukrainians used 10 cruise missiles and three naval drones. The Russians admitted that the attack resulted in a fire in the local shipyard and damaged two Russian ships.
In Sevastopol, where there is, among others, the main base and command of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the sounds of at least ten strong explosions were heard at night and in the morning.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement posted on Telegram that seven missiles were shot down by Russian air defense systems and all three boats were destroyed by a patrol ship. “As a result of being hit by enemy cruise missiles, two ships under renovation were damaged,” the ministry said, without specifying what ships they were.
Mikhail Razvozaev, the governor of Sevastopol from Moscow, was the first to report the attack. He reported that a Ukrainian air attack caused a fire in the shipyard in the morning. According to Razvozaev, at least 24 people were injured.
As Reuters reminds, the shipyard annexed by Russia Sevastopol is of strategic importance. Surface ships and submarines that are part of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which regularly carries out attacks on Ukraine.
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