Ukrainian air attack causes fire and 24 injuries in Sevastopol shipyard | ET REALITY

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The Sevastopol shipyard, on the Crimean peninsula, caught fire on Wednesday after Ukraine launched a missile attack on the port, which injured at least 24 people, the city’s Russian-installed governor said.

“All emergency services are working at the scene, there is no danger to civilian objects in the city,” Mikhail Razvozhayev, the Moscow-installed governor of Sevastopol, Crimea’s largest city and a major Black Sea port, said in a Telegram message. application.

Razvozhayev previously said, without giving details, that the fire was started as a result of a Ukrainian missile attack in Sevastopol.

The strategic Sevastopol shipyard on the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, builds and repairs ships and submarines for Russia’s Black Sea fleet, which has launched drone and missile attacks against Ukraine.

Impact of the strike

Razvozhayev posted a photo of large flames engulfing what looked like port infrastructure in darkness. Russian Telegram channels posted videos and more photos of massive flames at a facility bordering the water.

Smoke rises over a fuel tank following a suspected drone attack in Sevastopol, Crimea, April 29, 2023. (credit: STRINGER/ REUTERS)

Reuters could not independently verify the report. There was no immediate comment from kyiv.

Ukraine rarely publicly claims responsibility for attacks inside Russia or on Russian-controlled Ukrainian territory, but has been saying in recent months that the destruction of Russian military infrastructure helps Kiev’s counteroffensive.



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