Russian military reveals details of Ukrainian drone attack in Crimea — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union
British experts helped Kyiv forces prepare for ‘terrorist act’, Defense Ministry says
Ukraine’s unsuccessful attack on the Crimean port city of Sevastopol early Saturday involved nine aerial drones and seven naval drones, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The « terrorist attack, » which targeted ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and civilian ships moored in the city began around 4:20 a.m. local time, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
He added that Russian Navy ships had participated in the security of the « grain corridor », which was set up to allow exports of Ukrainian food products from Black Sea ports in accordance with an agreement reached between Moscow and Kyiv with the mediation of the UN and Turkey this summer.
All incoming drones were shot down by Russian warships and naval aviation in Sevastopol Bay, the ministry said.
According to the statement, the attack caused minor damage to the trawler ‘Ivan Golubets’ and the net weir barrier in the bay.
« The preparation for this terrorist act and the training of the military personnel of the 73rd Ukrainian Special Center for Maritime Operations were carried out under the supervision of British experts, based in the town of Ochakov, in the Ukrainian region of Nikolaev, » said he added. said the ministry.
Information obtained by the Russian military suggests that the same Royal Navy unit was involved in planning, supplying and carrying out the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea on September 26, says the press release.
Earlier on Saturday, Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said it was the biggest Ukrainian drone attack on the city since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine in late February.
Located in Crimea, which became part of Russia after a referendum in 2014, Sevastopol was designated a federal city by Moscow due to its strategic importance and status as a base of the Russian Dark Fleet. The key port has often been the target of drone attacks by Ukraine during the conflict.
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In July, six people were injured after a drone crashed into the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol. The attack took place on Russian Navy Day and led to the cancellation of celebrations in the city. Another drone slammed into the HQ roof in August, but caused no significant damage.
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