For the second day in a row, Kiev launched a massive attack with Storm Shadow/SCALP cruise missiles against targets in Crimea. This time it managed to hit the Headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.
According to Russian sources, the attack was led by the British and NATO.
At the time of the attack, a Global Hawk was patrolling along with an E-3A Sentry which was later replaced by a US Boeing P-8S Poseidon circling the Romania-Ukraine border over the Black Sea.
Russian Cope on the Ukrainian missile strike on the Black Sea Fleet HW in #Sevastopol— OSINT (Uri) 🇺🇦 (@UKikaski) September 22, 2023
Video just after arrival.
Colonel Cassad: "Regarding what flew into the fleet headquarters – either Storm Shadow or SCAPL-EG.
The strikes, of course, were provided with target designation… pic.twitter.com/xhwtIGgiWQ
Ukrainian attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet Headquarters in Sevastopol
At least one Ukrainian missile hit the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the port of Sevastopol, Governor Mikhail Raznozaev announced on Telegram.
“The enemy launched a missile attack on the Fleet Headquarters,” Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Raznozaev wrote on Telegram, clarifying that a possible casualty count was being compiled and that the debris fell near a nearby resort.
Raznozaev said a second strike was possible and called on residents to avoid the city center where the Black Sea Fleet headquarters is located.
Firefighters are at the scene of the attack.
“A new attack is possible. Don’t come downtown, stay inside the buildings. For those near the fleet headquarters, in case you hear sirens, go to shelters,” Mikhail Raznozaev, the governor appointed by Moscow to Sevastopol after the annexation of Crimea in 2014, wrote on Telegram.
Already on social media such as the X platform (formerly Twitter) videos of the damage suffered by the Russian Black Sea Fleet Headquarters in Sevastopol have begun to appear:
The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the attack in Sevastopol
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the missile attack in Sevastopol and provided some details.
According to the update, Russian air defense shot down five missiles but the Black Sea Fleet headquarters building was damaged. A soldier was killed. There are no injuries yet.
“This afternoon, the Kiev regime launched a missile attack on the city of Sevastopol.
In repelling the attack, five missiles were shot down by air defense systems. As a result of the attack, the historic building of the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet was damaged. According to the available information, one soldier was killed,” the statement said.
Ukraine reportedly fired eight missiles. At least one missile hit the Headquarters.
⚡️More shots of the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet of the 🇷🇺Russian Federation in temporarily occupied Sevastopol pic.twitter.com/SOEyQSqIoN— 🇺🇦Ukrainian Front (@front_ukrainian) September 22, 2023
Kiev launched the most massive attack against Crimea!
Kiev launched the most massive offensive in Crimea. The Ukrainians attempted to hit numerous targets in Sevastopol, Saki, Dzhankoy.
According to the latest figures, at least 19 drones were shot down or intercepted by electronic warfare and air defense systems.
Ukrainian forces struck the Saky air base in Crimea overnight, the Ukrainian military said yesterday, confirming an earlier report from a source within the Ukrainian intelligence service.
A brief statement said the Saki airbase in western Crimea was targeted by Ukrainian defense forces, without giving further details.
Earlier the intelligence source said the attack was carried out by the SBU security service and the navy using drones and Neptune cruise missiles.
The attack “hit the target and caused serious damage” to equipment at the air base, the source said.
The source said at least 12 aircraft and man-portable air defense systems were based at the base in western Crimea and that the base had also been used to train drone operators.
Russian forces have shot down all Ukrainian missiles aimed at the Saki air base in Crimea, Oleg Krutskov, an adviser to Russian-appointed head of the local administration Sergei Aksyonov, said via Telegram today.
The Russian military earlier announced it had destroyed 19 Ukrainian drones over Crimea and the Black Sea without giving details of casualties or damage.
The Security Service of Ukraine and Ukrainian Naval Forces launched a large-scale strike on Saki military airfield in occupied Crimea last night – Suspilne, citing sources in SSU.— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) September 21, 2023
At least 12 combat aircraft (Su-24 and Su-30) were at the airfield, as well as a Pantsir missile… pic.twitter.com/Sc728YoauQ
Located in Novofedorivka is the Saki Air Base, which was already the target of a significant Ukrainian attack in August 2022.— Status-6 (@Archer83Able) September 20, 2023
As a result of these strikes over a year ago, the Russian 43rd Naval Assault Aviation Regiment of the Black Sea Fleet virtually ceased to exist as a… pic.twitter.com/aGuNzvVeSe
Another video from Novofedorivka/Saki in the Crimea captures the moment of a UAV/loitering munition strike, as it can be heard flying overhead before exploding.— Status-6 (@Archer83Able) September 20, 2023
Saki Air Base is believed to be the target. pic.twitter.com/dWp7bg0QsR
SIGNIFICANT: In the last half hour explosions have been reported in the following locations across Crimea: Saki, Novofedorovka, Evpatoria, Dzhankoy and Balaklava. At this stage this appears to be one of the largest Ukrainian attacks on the peninsula since the start of the war. pic.twitter.com/hVlvDHzy6w— Forster Monitoring (@forster_intel) September 20, 2023
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