Ukraine war: Russian officers ‘killed’, Black Sea fleet ‘severely damaged’, drone strikes

The latest updates on the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine has claimed to have killed more than 30 Russian officers.

A missile attack on Russia’s navy headquarters in Crimea last week killed 34 servicemen, including the fleet commander, Ukraine announced on Monday, although without providing evidence.


Ukraine’s special operations forces said on Telegram that it hit the main building of Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters in the port city of Sevastopol, which is annexed by the Crimean peninsula, injuring 105 people.

Euronews could not independently verify the claim, which is at odds with Russia’s report.

Russia’s military initially said one soldier had been killed, but later claimed the man was not dead but missing. Moscow has not provided any further updates.

Ukraine has increasingly targeted naval installations in Crimea in recent weeks, as its summer retaliation slows gains in the east and south.

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Under Pressure – UK

In its update on the Ukraine war this morning, the UK Ministry of Defense said Russia’s Black Sea fleet had been attacked in recent days and weeks.More damaging and more integrated than ever before in combat

According to the ministry, Russia’s Black Sea fleet has suffered “severe but localized” damage — not enough to prevent it from fulfilling its primary mission, but enough to put it in defensive mode.

“Its ability to continue broader regional security patrols and enforce a de facto blockade of Ukrainian ports will be reduced,” the ministry said. “It also lacks the ability to defend its assets and perform routine maintenance in the port.

“A dynamic, deep-strike war is underway in the Black Sea. This is likely to force a reaction from Russia as it shows that the Ukrainian military is moving from the warm-water port in occupied Sevastopol to the Kremlin’s symbolic and can undermine strategic power projection.”

Russian drone strikes devastated Ukraine overnight.

Ukraine’s air force said on Tuesday that Russia attacked Ukraine overnight with 38 Iranian-made Shahid drones, claiming that Ukrainian air defenses destroyed 26 of the devices.

The Odesa region was one of the positions hit overnight by Russian forces, who specifically targeted the port of Izmail.

The attack lasted two hours, regional governor Oleg Kiper wrote on Telegram, claiming that “most of the drones” had been shot down.


“Unfortunately, the infrastructure of the port in Ismail district was damaged”, he explained, also lamenting the two injured truck drivers, one of whom was hospitalized.

Izmail, a river port on the Danube bordering NATO member Romania, has become one of the export routes for Ukrainian agricultural products to the Black Sea since Ukraine abandoned a deal in July that allowed free movement of its produce. was given

Since then, Russian attacks in the southern regions of Odessa and Mykolaiv have multiplied.

The latest attack follows a Russian attack that Odessa authorities described as “massive” on Monday. The region was attacked by 19 Shahid drones and missiles, including two supersonic Onyx.

Also in the south, in the Kherson region, four people were injured after Russian attacks on Monday evening, according to Governor Oleksandr Prokudin.

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