A Ukrainian airstrike caused a fire at a shipyard in Sevastopol in Crimea, injuring 24 people on Wednesday (13), according to Russian authorities. Two ships were also damaged.
The governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozaev, said on a social media network that the region had been attacked. The administration of that region has been supported by Russia, since the illegal annexation of Crimea to the country in 2014.
He added, “All emergency services are working at the scene, and there is no danger to civilian targets in the city.”
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Ukraine attacked the region with ten cruise missiles and three drones. Sevastopol is the largest city in Crimea and has an important port with access to the Black Sea.
In addition, the Sevastopol shipyard builds and repairs ships and submarines of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
Ukraine does not usually launch attacks against territory controlled by Russia. However, it has recently been claimed that the destruction of Russian military infrastructure is aiding the Ukrainian counterattack.
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