- Sevastopol’s top official Mikhail Razvozhaev has urged calm following the incident
MOSCOW (Agencies): An “enemy” rocket has struck the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, the leader of the Crimean city reported on Friday. Mikhail Razvozhaev, who serves as governor of the federal-level city, urged residents to keep calm and wait for updates. No immediate reports of casualties or damage were available, he said.
The official stated that some debris fell near a theater in Sevastopol, and called on the public to report any such discoveries to the authorities. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has threatened to destroy all ships of the Black Sea Fleet, and has declared expelling it from its home base – held for several centuries – as a priority for his country.
Ukrainian forces have launched regular attacks on Russian warships based in Sevastopol, as well as various locations in Crimea. Earlier In the day, the Russian Defense Ministry reported intercepting a Ukrainian guided missile and two drones off Crimea’s west coast.