Video of the smoke from the strike recorded in Sevastopol pic.twitter.com/RyfS9UWACk
— Dmitri Alperovitch (@DAlperovitch) September 22, 2023
- Russia Confirms Ukrainian Missile Strike On Black Sea Fleet HQ, Personnel Missing
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Russia’s Defense Ministry (MoD) has confirmed that the headquarters of its Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol was damaged in a Ukrainian attack Friday.
The MoD said the strike was conducted by multiple missiles, but that anti-air defenses intercepted the majority of them. There was damage to the “historic building” which houses the navy HQ, but few other details were given. One military service member remains missing, according to the initial statement. This suggests there were potentially multiple casualties, but the MoD statement didn’t give these details.
“The serviceman was not killed, but is missing,” the statement said as a search is underway, as presumably there’s debris and wreckage being investigated. Citing Crimean Governor Sergei Aksyonov, one report details:
In 10 days, Ukraine:
1. Destroyed a submarine and a warship by hitting a Sevastopol dry dock
2 . Reopened unilateral commercial shipping to Odesa
3. Hit a Sevastopol bunker with the back-up Black Sea Fleet HQ
4. Struck the main HQ in central Sevastopol. https://t.co/6YgmhaoTJU https://t.co/D9USYzvlUw
— Yaroslav Trofimov (@yarotrof) September 22, 2023