The headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, in Sevastopol, suffered a missile attack this Friday (22). The information was confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Defense, which accused the Ukrainian Armed Forces of the bombing.
After the attack, the headquarters building of the Russian Black Sea Fleet was engulfed in fire. Residents reported that air defense systems were operating in the city. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, a total of five missiles were shot down by air defense systems.
The Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol represents an important military installation on the Crimean peninsula. Last week there was an attack on a factory that was producing warships. Military incursions into the city became more regular in the final months of the war.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, a Russian soldier went missing during the missile attack. Preliminary information indicates that six people were injured.
The Strategic Communications Center of the Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed that the Ukrainian military attacked the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet.
“On September 22, at around 12:00 (local time), Ukrainian defense forces launched a successful attack on the command headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in temporarily occupied Sevastopol,” the statement said.
Editing: Patrícia de Matos