Russia’s Black Sea Fleet HQ in Crimea under attack, Kremlin-backed Sevastopol 'official' says

31 July, 11:53 AM
Kremlin-backed officials of the Russian-occupied Crimea inspect Russia's Black Sea Fleet headquarters on July 31 (Photo:Mikhail Razvozhayev/Telegram)

Kremlin-backed officials of the Russian-occupied Crimea inspect Russia's Black Sea Fleet headquarters on July 31 (Photo:Mikhail Razvozhayev/Telegram)

Ukraine is responsible for a UAV attack on the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea, the so-called “governor” of the Russian-occupied city, Mikhail Razvozhayev, said in a Telegram post on July 31.

An unknown object, likely a drone, flew into the HQ’s courtyard,” said Razvozhayev.

“Five employees were injured, no fatalities. Everyone’s been treated. FSB is working on site, reports pending.”

Russia celebrates Navy Day on July 31, and Razvozhayev added that festivities in the city have now been canceled over security concerns.

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Ukraine has denied any knowledge and responsibility for the incident.

“The message about an alleged Ukrainian attack on the HQ of (Russia’s) Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol is clearly a provocation,” said Serhiy Bratchuk, head of the Odesa regional administration.

“Liberating Crimea will be done by different, much more effective, means. When the time is right. Let’s remain patient and brave! Victory and peace!”

Bratchuk noted that Odesa remains under threat of Russian missile strikes.

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