UPDATE: Ukraine denies UAV attack on Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol

UPDATE: Ukraine denies UAV attack on Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol. Image: Mikhail Razvozhaev/Telegram

UKRAINE denied launching a UAV strike on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol in the early hours of Sunday, July 31.

UPDATE 10.55 am (July 31) – Odesa Military Administration’s spokesman Serhii Bratchuk said that the ‘attack’ on the Russian Fleet HQ was another example of Russia’s lies and even accused it of being a false flag attack.

“The report on an alleged Ukrainian attack on the Black Sea Fleet HQ in Sevastopol is a blatant false flag attack. The liberation of our Crimea from the occupiers will go differently & much more effectively. Everything has its time,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, said that the number of injured had risen as a result of the attack.

“There were no fatalities, six people were injured, two in moderate condition, the rest are ins stable condition,” Razvozhaev said via his Telegram channel.


ORIGINAL 7.24 (July 31) – The Governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, announced an attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet from a Ukrainian UAV in the early hours of Sunday, July 31.

According to Razvozhaev, at least five people were injured as a result of the UAV strike of which all of them were employees of the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol. No one has died as a result of the attack.

Sevastopol’s governor made the announcement via his Telegram channel and confirmed that all planned Navy Day celebrations in the city have now been cancelled for security reasons.

Residents of Sevastopol are asked to stay at home.

“Early this morning, the Ukronazis decided to spoil the Navy Day for us. An unidentified object flew into the courtyard of the fleet headquarters, according to preliminary data, it is a drone. Five people were injured, they are employees of the fleet headquarters, and there were no deaths. Help was provided to everyone,” Razvozhaev said.

He added: “I ask you to remain calm and stay at home if possible.”

The press service of the Black Sea Fleet reported that Navy Day events were postponed.

According to the press service of the Black Sea Fleet, on the Day of the Navy, which is celebrated on the last Sunday of July (this year – July 31), in Sevastopol.

Recently, the European Council has extended EU sanctions in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, by one year.

As reported on Monday, June, 20, the EU sanctions were a response to Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and were first introduced in June 2014, including prohibitions that aimed to target the import of products from both Crimea and Sevastopol.


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