Moscow accused Kiev this Friday of a missile attack that left at least one person missing at the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea fleet, in annexed Crimea, at a time when Ukraine is trying to take the fight to this strategic peninsula.
This Ukrainian peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014, and the city of Sevastopol, where the target naval headquarters is located, are at the heart of the Russian military system for its offensive against Ukraine, both to supply the occupation troops in southern Ukraine to carry out missile attacks.
The enemy launched a missile attack on the fleet headquartersSevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev wrote on Telegram.
After initially announcing the death of a soldier in this attack, the Russian Defense Ministry clarified that he was actually missing. He indicated that the building was
damaged. Governor Razvojaev had announced shortly before that he was on fire and that the
fight fire continued. The rubble is visible several hundred meters away and numerous ambulances are heading to the scene, according to a correspondent for the Russian news agency TASS present at the scene.
Fearing a new attack, Mikhail Razvojaïev first called on residents to
stay inside buildingsbefore finally lifting the alert in the early afternoon.
According to the Russian military, five missiles were also shot down over Crimea.
Russian authorities also announced a few hours after the attack that Crimea had been the victim of a cyberattack.
unprecedented against Internet service providers, causing outages.
We are repairing internet outages on the peninsulaOleg Krioutchko, advisor to the leader installed by Russia on the peninsula, stated on Telegram, without specifying whether this computer attack was directly related to the attacks.
Kyiv is still trying to move forward
Ukraine has intensified drone and missile attacks in Crimea in recent weeks, claiming the destruction, in particular, of air defense systems, a shipyard and two ships.
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The city of Sevastopol, in Crimea, was the target of bombing last April. Then a drone attack caused a fire in an oil tank. (File photo)
The Ukrainian military wants to disrupt the Russian supply chain and end Russia’s military control over the Black Sea.
Their successes demonstrate the difficulties of Russian air defense, as Ukraine, in the midst of a counteroffensive to liberate its territories, attempts to disorganize the Russian defense by attacking its supply lines and command centers far behind the front line.
Earlier Friday, Russian authorities announced without explanation that all maritime passenger transport was suspended. sine the, and this, until further notice, from Sevastopol. The Russian Defense Ministry then claimed that it had thwarted a Ukrainian attack by destroying a guided missile and two drones aimed at Crimea.
The headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet had already been the target of a drone attack in August 2022, which left six people injured.
Russian occupation authorities in Donetsk also said on Friday that Ukraine had carried out multiple attacks in the region the previous day, increasing pressure on the eastern front.
In the last 24 hours the enemy has carried out several actions in the direction of Lyman indicated the head of the Russian occupation of the Donetsk region, Denis Pushilin, citing several localities.
Lyman is very close to the front line, about fifty kilometers west of Lyssychansk and Sievierodonetsk, cities under Russian control.
Pushilin estimated that the situation in Bakhmut, a city devastated by a year of fighting and the target of a Ukrainian counteroffensive, continues
firethe area being subject to
The Ukrainian army has recovered two towns in recent days, Andriïivka and Klichtchiïvka, and even claims to have done so.
Perforated the Russian defense line in this sector.
In the rest of Ukraine, a new Russian barrage of more than 40 cruise missiles this Thursday left three dead in Kherson, in the south, and seven injured in kyiv, the capital.
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A warehouse was destroyed during Russian attacks on Kherson on September 19. (File photo)
Photo: Reuters / Ivan Antipenko
National police said on Friday that a total of seven people had been killed in the Kherson region due to Russian attacks in the past 24 hours.
Russia bombs Ukrainian cities almost every night using kamikaze missiles and drones.