Russia reports attack by 17 drones on Crimea
Explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied city of Sevastopol. The invaders have claimed that their air defense system was activated and successfully intercepted drones over the Black Sea and Crimea
The Russian Ministry of Defense provided this information.
The Russian ministry, in its usual manner, accused Ukraine of launching the drones and claimed that all of them had been destroyed or intercepted.
According to their message, "On the morning of November 7, an attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack using seventeen UAVs against Russian territory was thwarted."
The invaders stated that "nine Ukrainian drones were destroyed, and eight were intercepted" over the Black Sea and Crimea using their air defense system.
At 4:30 AM on November 7, Sevastopol "governor," Mikhail Razvozhaev, posted on Telegram about the drone attack.
He mentioned that “there is an air defense system working in Sevastopol and that, according to initial information, five drones were shot down over the Black Sea.” He claimed that “all city services were functioning as usual.”
The occupiers reported that shrapnel from one of the downed UAVs fell on the roof of a private house in Andriivka, and “emergency services were on-site to handle the situation.”
Later, Razvozhaev specified that fragments from the downed drone also landed in the yard of a house in Orlivka, resulting in a man sustaining a broken arm.
Reports indicated that falling drone fragments were also observed in the Kacha area.
The Crimean Wind Telegram channel noted that the explosions triggered car alarms and suggested that they might have originated from the Russian Federation's air and space base at the Belbek airfield.
- On November 4, there were reports of explosions in the temporarily occupied Crimea, with the Armed Forces confirming successful strikes on the Zaliv Shipyard and damage to the Russian missile carrier Askold.