A Ukrainian missile attack on the Sevastopol Shipyard in Russian-annexed Crimea has caused significant damage to a large Russian landing ship and submarine, according to commercial satellite imagery. The attack, which took place in the early hours of September 13, resulted in both vessels being rendered inoperable.
The Ukrainian government declared that the damage inflicted on the two vessels was likely beyond repair. However, Russia’s defense ministry confirmed the strike but remained optimistic, stating that the vessels would be fully repaired and put back into service.
Detailed overhead images of the shipyard, taken by the Black Sky company on September 12 and September 13, clearly display the visible damage sustained by the two vessels located in dry dock. The Minsk Project 775 Ropucha-class landing ship and the Rostov-on-Don Kilo-class submarine were the affected vessels, as stated by the company on the X social media platform.
This missile strike is considered to be the most significant attack during the ongoing war in Sevastopol, which serves as the base for the Russian navy’s Black Sea Fleet. The Crimean peninsula was seized by Russian forces from Ukraine in 2014 and subsequently annexed.
Further updates and information regarding the aftermath of this attack may be released in due course.
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