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Ukrainian forces strike Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol

22 September, 2023 Friday
21:24

On Friday, September 22, powerful explosions were heard in Crimea. Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed the damage to the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol

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Ukrainian media shared a video filmed in Sevastopol. It shows the moment a missile hits the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

The press service of the Strategic Communications Directorate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed the damage to the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. 

Earlier, the so-called governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev, and the Crimean Wind Telegram channel wrote about this.

According to Razvozhayev, the Ukrainian military attacked the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

"A piece of debris fell near the Lunacharsky Theater. Please do not approach and call 112 if you see such elements," he wrote.

The Russian propaganda agency TASS reported that the wreckage from the strike on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet was "scattered for hundreds of meters". A "large number" of ambulances are heading to the scene. 

"Law enforcement officials are asking local residents to leave the central streets of Sevastopol after a missile attack on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters, our correspondent reports," the propagandists said.

Later, they reported that law enforcement officers had cordoned off the territory of the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol within a radius of two blocks. 

At the same time, the so-called governor of Sevastopol claimed that the civilian infrastructure near the headquarters was allegedly not damaged. According to him, "not even a single broken window was recorded". A fire is currently being extinguished at the scene.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that air defense allegedly shot down five missiles. 

"During the repulsion of the missile attack, five missiles were shot down by air defense systems. As a result of the attack, the historic building of the Black Sea Fleet headquarters was damaged," the statement said. 

The Russian Defense Ministry added that one Russian soldier was allegedly killed in the missile attack.

The latest on the Ukrainian Armed Forces' strikes on the Russian Black Sea Fleet

In September, attempts to destroy the Russian Black Sea Fleet gained momentum. On September 3, the Ukrainian military eliminated the Russian invaders' boat Tuna in the Black Sea during an attempt to land an enemy landing party, killing six Russian occupiers. 

Another successful hunt by Ukrainian soldiers for Russians at sea was a strike on the Sevastopol shipyard in the temporarily occupied Crimea on September 13. Satellite imagery showed that cruise missiles, presumably Storm Shadow, hit the large landing ship Minsk and, more importantly, hit the Varshavianka project diesel submarine Rostov-on-Don. It should be noted that an air attack on an enemy submarine is a rare operation in the history of warfare. The SBU Special Forces shared the details of the operation and the destruction of two Russian vessels. 

On September 14, in Yevpatoria, the SBU, together with the Navy, conducted a special operation and attacked the Russian air defense system Triumph. 

On the evening of Sunday, September 17, explosions allegedly occurred in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol and at Cape Fiolent.
On September 20, the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully attacked the command post of the Russian Black Sea Fleet near the temporarily occupied Sevastopol.

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