Explosions in Crimea: Ukraine with heavy blow against Putin’s Black Sea Fleet

Ukraine is reported to have once again targeted the Russian Black Sea Fleet. This reports the German news website merkur.de with reference to the news agency Suspilne.

Specifically, Ukraine allegedly attacked the main base of the Black Sea Fleet on the Crimean Peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia in 2014. The incident occurred on Sunday evening local time. Three loud explosions were reportedly heard initially followed by other small explosions. According to initial reports, the attack was a coordinated action by Ukrainian intelligence and Ukraine.

This information 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.

Image: Kremlin.ru, Vladimir Putin meeting with government ministers (2022-07-08) 02, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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