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Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ still in ruins after Ukraine’s September strike, partisans show

Ukraine launched a missile strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet HQ in occupied Crimea in September as part of the ‘Crab Trap’ operation.
Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ still in ruins after Ukraine's September strike, partisans show
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet HQ in occupied Sevastopol, struck by Ukraine. Photo: ATESH via Telegram

Atesh, a Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar partisan movement, revealed the unrepaired wreckage of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet HQ in occupied Sevastopol, struck by Ukraine in September.

“The guardhouse continues operations, and soldiers stand watch seaside by the damaged headquarters, where some parts still function. The bombed-out Black Sea Fleet HQ symbolizes that Russia’s military will be defeated and Crimea liberated,” the partisans wrote on Telegram.

Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ still in ruins after Ukraine's September strike, partisans show
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet HQ in occupied Sevastopol, struck by Ukraine. Photo: ATESH via Telegram

In a daring 22 September aerial attack on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters in occupied Sevastopol, Ukraine utilized drones and missiles in a meticulously planned two-stage operation. 

Ukraine’s Special Operations Forces said their careful preparations allowed them to accurately strike the naval headquarters while Russian leadership met there, injuring senior officers. According to Ukraine’s spy chief, the strike wounded two Russian generals.

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