The Russian Navy’s kilo-class submarine Kolpino sails during the Navy Day parade in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, July 26, 2020. Photo/REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak
MOSCOW – The headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the port city of Sevastopol, Crimea, was attacked by Ukrainian missiles on Friday (22/9/2023), according to the Russian Ministry of Defense (Menhan).
As a result of the attack, one Russian military soldier was missing or presumed dead, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
The Ministry of Defense determined that during the Kiev regime’s attack on Sevastopol, five enemy missiles had been shot down by Russian air defenses.
“(The Ukrainians) mostly attack with Storm Shadows, they are British made, most likely they are also French, they are basically identical and almost identical among the French SCALPs,” Vasily Dandykin, a 1st rank reserve captain and military expert told Sputnik.
He explained, “America has not sent their ballistic missiles with a firing range of 300 kilometers. These missiles (Storm Shadow) were quite dangerous, they hit the Chongarsky Bridge twice; they hit our factory in Sevastopol. Seven shot down, three penetrated.”
“All this was arranged with the help of curators and patrons (from the West). Although they criticize Ukrainians for such behavior and it was not taught to them. They provide (Kiev) intelligence data, US strategic surface drones are constantly hovering there, they provide data from strategic flights, which are in the neutral waters of the Black Sea, they also provide space reconnaissance, especially from satellites that are in low orbit, ” he said.
Missile warning sirens sounded in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, home to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, on the morning of September 22.
According to Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev, the fleet headquarters was the target of a missile attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Thick smoke was seen emerging from the city center.
“The enemy launched a missile attack on the fleet headquarters. One fragment fell near the Lunacharsky Theater… All operational services headed to the scene. Information about the victim is being clarified. Please stay calm. And don’t post photos and videos,” Razvozhaev said on Telegram. He warned of possible new attacks on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters.