Ukraine Strikes Russian Naval Targets in Crimea

The Ukrainian military hit Russian naval targets in the Crimean city of Sevastopol on September 13, destroying both a Russian landing ship and a submarine. “It really is the biggest attack on Sevastopol since the beginning of the war,” Ukrainian Navy Capt. Andriy Ryzhenko told Reuters.

The Ukrainian military publicly claimed responsibility for the strike on Telegram, something it normally does not do for attacks on Russian territory or the Crimean Peninsula.

On the morning of September 13, the Ukrainian armed forces conducted successful strikes on naval assets and port infrastructure of the occupiers at the docks of temporarily occupied Sevastopol.
—Ukrainian military

Russia acknowledged the attack, claiming that its forces intercepted seven of 10 cruise missiles that Ukrainian Air force bombers launched. At least 24 people were injured, according to Mikhail Razvozhayev, the Moscow-installed governor of Sevastopol.

Two warships in the dry dock—a Kilo-class submarine and a Ropucha-class landing vessel—were damaged, most likely beyond repair. Striking the submarine marks a notable first in Ukraine’s attack capabilities.

Sevastopol hosts the Black Sea Fleet, which Russia uses to extend its influence into the Middle East and Mediterranean. During its war against Ukraine, the Kremlin has used the fleet to blockade Ukraine’s food exports via the Turkish straits. Ukraine has previously tried to attack the fleet with sea drones packed with explosives.

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