A drone attack was carried out against the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, a port city in the southwestern part of the Crimean peninsula.
The drone crashed in the headquarters this morning, reported the Russian edition of the BBC.
Numerous videos on social media showed clouds of smoke over the plant. Governor Mihail Razvozhaev posted a photo of the damaged building on his Telegram channel. He first stated that the drone failed to shoot down and hit the target, and later released other information that said the drone was shot down right over the navy headquarters. “He fell on the roof and caught fire. There were no injuries,” writes Razvozhaev.
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The attack is a continuation of the series of strikes on Crimean bases in recent days.
Russia reported new Ukrainian drone attacks on Friday evening, a day after explosions went off near military bases in Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine and in Russia itself, apparent manifestations of Kyiv’s growing ability to attack Moscow targets far from the front lines. Reuters reports in turn.
The latest incidents follow massive explosions last week at an air base in Russian-annexed Crimea. A Western representative told the agency that this incident rendered half of Russia’s naval aviation in the Black Sea useless.
“The Ukrainian armed forces gave the Russians a magical evening,” commented Sergey Khlan, a member of the Kherson regional council, dissolved by the Russian occupation forces.