Ukrainian forces attacked a Russian Black Sea fleet command post near Sevastopol in Crimea on Wednesday.
Sevastopol is Crimea’s largest city and in recent weeks Ukrainian forces have launched many drone and missile attacks in the area.
Ukrainian intelligence call the attacks as a “schedule of works” in striking Russian military sites in occupied Crimea and other areas of their country.
The attack took place near to Verkhniosadove, Sevastopol, the Strategic Communications Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) said.
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The AFU said on Telegram, “On September 20 in the morning, the AFU inflicted a successful strike on a command post of Russia’s Black Sea Navy near Verkhniosadove in the vicinity of temporarily occupied Sevastopol. Glory to the Armed Forces of Ukraine!”
Mikhail Razvozhaev, the Moscow-backed governor for the Sevastopol region, said a missile was successfully shot down.
In a previous statement he said smoke was seen in “the water area of Sevastopol Bay,” which he claims was “standard aerosol camouflage” by the Black Sea Fleet.
Spokesperson for the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine Andriy Yusov Ukrainian forces carry out scheduled work on Russia‘s military objects in Crimea he said, he then praised the recent explosions on the peninsula.
Yusov said, “Scheduled work of the Ukrainian security and defense forces continues. Of course, on the military objects of the occupiers in the temporarily occupied territories, including in Ukraine’s Crimea.
“Details will be announced very soon by the Armed Forces and the General Staff.”
Yusov said that in recent days “there have been a lot of news from Crimea, and all this is happening within the framework of a single complex of measures.”
“All these measures are effective, trust me,” he added.
Yusov also said their attacks are aimed at weakening Russia’s positions, as Crimea is their logistics hub, in particular, for the transfer of Vladimir Putin’s troops.
He added, “Certain operations are aimed at this logistics hub: in the sea, on the ground, and in the air. Follow up the updates.”