A satellite image taken by Planet Labs PBC on September 14 revealed the aftermath of Ukraine’s attack on a Russian navy shipyard in Sevastopol. The strike occurred on September 13, and according to the Russian defense ministry, Ukrainian forces targeted the facility in occupied Crimea.
The ministry stated that Ukrainian forces launched 10 cruise missiles and three seaborne drones at the Sevastopol Marine Plant, where ships were being repaired in dry dock. Russia reported that its air defense forces intercepted seven of the missiles, while the Project 22160 patrol ship named Vasily Bykov destroyed the drones. However, the ministry’s claims of damage to two ships undergoing repairs could not be immediately confirmed.
Following the incident, Mikhail Razvozhaev, the Russian-backed governor of Crimea, reported on Telegram that 24 people were injured at the site.
This attack adds to the ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia. The annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014 has been a major source of dispute between the two countries. Ukraine considers Crimea to be an integral part of its territory and claims that Russia’s occupation is illegal.
It is important to note that the information provided in this article is based on the available satellite imagery and statements from the Russian defense ministry and local authorities. Further verification and details may be needed to fully understand the event and its consequences.