Accusations from Russia: Britain and the USA helped Ukraine to attack Crimea

Moscow accuses London and Washington of providing assistance to Ukraine in its attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. This reports the German news website

“There is not the slightest doubt that the attack was planned in advance using Western intelligence assets, NATO satellite equipment and reconnaissance aircraft,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. The missile attack was carried out “in close coordination with the American and British intelligence services.”

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified / confirmed. For this reason, the report must be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for parties to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or weaken the position of the opponent.

At noon on Friday, Ukraine carried out an attack on the Russian naval base in Crimea. The press staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced, “On September 22, at about 12:00, the Ukrainian Defense Forces carried out a successful attack on the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol,” as the German news website cited.

Image:, Vladimir Putin (2022-09-20), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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