Ukraine claims senior Russian Navy officers killed and injured in missile attack on Crimea – Politico

The Ukrainian Armed Forces announced on Saturday that a Ukrainian missile attack on the headquarters of the Russian Navy fleet in the Black Sea on Friday led to the death and injury of “dozens” of Russian forces, including a number of senior officials.

This claim, which could not be verified, was as follows: Another missile attack It was launched from the city of Sevastopol in Crimea, where the fleet is based, on Saturday. Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozaev, appointed by Russia, said via the Telegram app that the debris was from… Intercepted missiles It fell near the pier during the last attack.

Ukrainian special operations forces said cable More details about Friday’s missile attack will be released “when possible.”

Ukrainian intelligence chief Kirilo Budanov told an American channel Voice of America At least nine people were killed and 16 others were injured in Friday’s attack.

According to Budanov, Russian Colonel-General Alexander Romanchuk was in “a very serious condition,” while Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Oleg Tsikov was unconscious, Voice of America reported. The radio said that Budanov did not confirm reports that Black Sea Admiral Viktor Sokolov was killed in the attack. These claims cannot be verified.

Russia illegally occupied Crimea, which extends into the Black Sea, in 2014.

The governor of Sevastopol confirmed that the fleet headquarters had been attacked, according to a message on the website cable Friday.

The Russian Defense Ministry initially said one of its soldiers was killed in the attack on Friday but later changed his status to MissingAs reported by the Associated Press.

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