Ukrainian Missile Strikes Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Headquarters
Ukraine hit the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in a missile attack on Crimean city Sevastopol on September 22. The building was heavily damaged, and one service member is missing, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Russian state media said debris was “scattered for hundreds of meters.” A large piece of shrapnel fell near Lunacharsky Drama Theater.
Ukraine has threatened to destroy the Black Sea Fleet, which Russia uses to extend its influence into the Middle East and Mediterranean. The Kremlin has used the fleet to strike Ukrainian targets and choke Ukraine’s maritime exports.
Series of attacks: Last week, the Ukrainian military destroyed a Russian landing ship and a submarine in what retired Ukrainian Navy Capt. Andriy Ryzhenko called “the biggest attack on Sevastopol since the beginning of the war.” Ukraine previously used drone boats to attack the Black Sea Fleet. It has also repeatedly attacked the Kerch Bridge connecting Russia and Crimea.
The Trumpet said: While Ukraine’s counterattacks have caused serious damage, Russian President Vladimir Putin will not give in and will probably win the war. The Trumpet has maintained this forecast because of Putin’s role in Bible prophecy. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has explained that Putin is the “chief prince” described in Ezekiel 38.
Learn more: Read The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia.’