(Moscow) A Ukrainian missile attack on a shipyard in Sevastopol, on the Crimean peninsula annexed by Moscow, damaged two boats undergoing repairs and injured 24 people, Russian authorities announced.
“Tonight, the Ukrainian armed forces (conducted) a strike using ten cruise missiles” on a shipyard in Sevastopol, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Telegram on Wednesday.
“Two ships under repair were damaged” after being hit by missiles, the ministry added, while air defense shot down seven cruise missiles, according to the same source.
Earlier on Wednesday, Russian Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvojaïev indicated on Telegram that a fire had broken out at the targeted shipyard and that the relevant services were working.
“As a result of the attack, according to initial information, a total of 24 people were injured,” added Mr. Razvozhayev.
Three naval drones also attempted to attack a detachment of boats from the Russian Black Sea Fleet, before being destroyed by a Russian patrol boat, Russian Defense reported.
Sevastopol is the home port of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on the Crimean Peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.
Crimea has been regularly targeted by aerial and naval drone attacks since the start of the offensive against Ukraine in February 2022.
On August 25, Moscow, for example, claimed to have shot down 42 Ukrainian drones in Crimea, describing a massive attack against this annexed peninsula where Kyiv had said the day before it had succeeded in a rare commando operation.