A drone was shot down over the naval headquarters in Sevastopol, the city’s governor said. The attack, which resulted in no injuries, was the second in less than a month.
A drone strike on Saturday targeted the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, causing no injuries, said Mikhail Rasvozayev, governor of the city on the annexed peninsula of Crimea.
“The drone was shot down just above the naval headquarters, it fell on the roof and caught fire,” Mikhail Rasvozhayev wrote in Telegram.
He said the incident “did not cause serious damage or injuries”, blaming the attack on Ukrainian forces.
2nd attack in a month
It was the second drone attack in less than a month on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.
On July 31, a drone landed in the yard of Fleet Headquarters, injuring five of its staff and canceling all scheduled Russian Navy Day celebrations.
Ukraine, which has accused Russia of being behind the attack, has denied any involvement, calling the allegations “provocations”.
A proliferation of strikes in Crimea
The latest attack comes amid an increase in bombings and attacks targeting Russian military infrastructure in Crimea.
On Thursday evening, Russian forces shot down a drone near a military airport in Sevastopol. On Tuesday, explosions rocked a military base and ammunition depot in Crimea, which Russia called “sabotage.”
In early August, an explosion of explosives intended for military aviation near the Sagi military airfield in Crimea caused one death and several injuries.
An anti-aircraft defense system was activated in the area
In addition, an anti-aircraft defense system was activated in Evpatoria in western Crimea this Saturday, according to the peninsula’s governor, Sergei Aksyonov.
The incident “did not cause any damage or injuries,” he assured in the telegram.
In the first days of its offensive against Ukraine, Russia seized parts of southern Ukraine, particularly the Kherson region, not far from Crimea, which was annexed in 2014. In recent weeks, Ukrainian forces have returned to the offensive in the south. He regained these lost territories and achieved some victories.
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