Russia’s Defence Ministry has said on Wednesday that Ukraine launched a massive missile attack on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Crimea.
Two ships under repair were on fire and 14 people were injured in the largest missile attack on Crimea since the war started.
The strategically important shipyard was seen on flames and power plants along with other Black Sea naval facilities were also attacked.
Moscow-appointed governor of occupied Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev, said “I am at the scene of a fire on the southern site of Sevmorzavod [Sevastopol Shipyard].
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“All operational services are working on the spot, there is no danger to civilian facilities in the city.
Strategic Sevastopol shipyard in Crimea is on fire after missile attack on the port. Black Sea Fleet had a rough night as well. At least two ships damaged. pic.twitter.com/01bsyV0SIT
— Maria Avdeeva (@maria_avdv) September 13, 2023
“As a result of the attack, according to preliminary information, a total of 24 people were injured, four are in a moderate condition.
“All necessary assistance to the victims is provided in full.”
An eyewitness said: “This is a f****** nightmare.
“I live on the northern side, I heard missiles passing over us towards the bay, and the explosions started…
“Three of four missiles were right over us.”
Another Sevastopol resident said there was “a horrendous explosion right outside my window – the sky was on fire.”
Ukrainian air attack on a naval shipyard in Sevastopol in Russian-occupied Crimea !!!! Heroyam Slava!!!!!!! Slava Ukraini!!!! pic.twitter.com/Mic86xEGJp
— Clown (@DanaSLJL) September 13, 2023
“I woke from three strong explosion….windows were shattered,” said another.
Another said: “My whole block of flats is jumping as our air defence is working.”
One more said: “I heard a strong low sound like a missile going in the sky, then a huge flash of flight, a strong explosion, and then three more flashes of light.”