On the morning of September 23, a missile was shot down by air defense forces in annexed Sevastopol. This was announced by the Russian-appointed “head” of the city, Mikhail Razvozhaev.
According to him, rocket debris fell at the pier in the Sukharnaya Balka area.
The Crimean Wind telegram channel published photographs showing smoke in the Sukharnaya Balka area.
The Agency, citing residents of Sevastopol, writes that explosions were heard in the area of Troitskaya Balka. The publication clarifies that near this place there are ship berths and the 13th ship repair plant of the Black Sea Fleet. But, according to the Agency’s interlocutors, it is unknown whether the shell hit the plant buildings.
Marine passenger transport has been suspended in Sevastopol Bay. During the morning, Razvozhaev wrote twice about the “missile danger” and recommended that residents go to shelters.
On September 22, a missile attack was carried out on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters building in annexed Sevastopol. The Ukrainian military took responsibility for it. The Russian Ministry of Defense initially reported one dead soldier, but later edited the post and wrote that he was “missing in action.”
The Sky News television channel reported, citing the Ukrainian Air Force, that the attack was carried out by British Storm Shadow missiles.
The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov, in a comment to the Ukrainian service of the Voice of America, reported nine dead and 16 injured as a result of the attack on the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet.
“Among the wounded is the commander of the group, Colonel General (Alexander) Romanchuk, in very serious condition. The chief of staff, Lieutenant General (Oleg) Tsekov, is unconscious,” Budanov claims.
He added that his data does not take into account injured servicemen who did not work at the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet. “These are the military who are on duty, security, and so on – they are not included in the list that I voiced to you,” said the head of Ukrainian intelligence.