Ukraine has confirmed it was behind a missile attack on the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Crimea on Friday afternoon

Air force spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat, speaking on Ukrainian television, said that while he was pleased by the result of the strike, he had hoped the effects would be more dramatic.

“I wanted a bigger hole to be honest,” he said.

Referencing the UK and France-supplied Storm Shadow and Scalp cruise missiles used in the attack, he added: “This is the best advertisement in the world of our weapons, which fly exactly on target.

“For some reason, the Russian air defense cannot cope, for the umpteenth time. To be continued.”

 

The Russian ministry of defense announced the attack on the HQ in Sevastopol, saying in a post on Telegram: “In the course of repelling the missile attack, anti-aircraft missiles shot down five missiles.

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“As a result of the attack, the historic headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet was damaged. According to the information available, one soldier was killed.”

They later revised their assessment to say the dead soldier was only "missing."

Ihnat said the attack was carried out with the help of “Russian residents of Crimea” who provided Ukraine with information.

He added: “This is not only a blow to the heart of the naval forces of the Black Sea Fleet, this is a blow to the dictatorship of Putin. Everyone will see it. This cannot be hidden. 

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AFU leader Oleksandr Syrsky said Ukrainian forces are building more fortifications in the Kyiv-controlled part of the Donetsk Region to halt Russian advances.

“They will once again understand that Crimea is Ukrainian and Crimea will soon be liberated.” 

Russian officials also reported that the peninsula has been hit by an "unprecedented" cyberattack targeting its internet providers.

It comes two days after a missile strike on Russia’s backup Black Sea Fleet command post.

Elsewhere this week, on Wednesday Kyiv also announced two Russian planes and a helicopter had been “significantly damaged” in an attack carried out by “unknown saboteurs” on one of the Kremlin’s main military airfields, 30 km northeast of Moscow.

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In a post on Telegram, the Directorate of Military Intelligence of Ukraine (HUR) said the operation was carried out on Monday at the Chkalovsky Air Base and “caused quite a bit of hysteria in the higher military corridors.”

The HUR added: “Unknown saboteurs… planted explosives and detonated AN-148 and IL-20 aircraft (both belong to the 354th special purpose aviation regiment) at the airfield, which is carefully guarded, as well as the MI-28N [Havoc] helicopter, which was actively involved in shooting down attack drones over Moscow region.”

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Ant
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Ukraine are doing an amazing job despite having one hand tied behind their backs by the west. Appeasing Putin has not worked for the last 23 years, when will the west wake up?

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Ant
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Support Ukraine
https://u24.gov.ua/

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Ant
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Shut up Shally, peddle your wares somewhere else

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Ant
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How can NATO just sit on the sidelines and mollify Putin while he kills Ukrainians and his own people, grow a pair of fucking balls.

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Ant
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Drip feeding weapons to Ukraine and pretending you are the good guy is pretty pathetic America.

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Ant
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Biden is a coward and Trump is a self serving useless prick, America is hiding behind Ukraine and letting them fight the Russian fascists all by themselves. Shame on the American people for not having more balls and supporting Ukraine 100%. Oh yes and fuck Elon Musk that Apartheid Russian rent boy cunt.

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David
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Afghanistan and Ukraine are spelt a little differently, and both were / are supported dramatically differently, but it’s easy to understand the dramatically different casualties and also the smaller time factor required for these Russian adventures to inevitably end rather badly. History is always willing to repeat its lessons to dumb and dumber and liar.

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Imokru2
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“OK, I might have been a tad hasty. I thought that we would roll into Ukraine, have our flunkies in office in less than a week.
Well, that didn’t happen did it.
Yeah I know I’m a psycho, I was born that way.
I’m planning now to keep up the pressure long enough for NATO to get tired, but that might not work.
If it doesn’t, then I guess we will have a good old fashioned katsap circular firing squad. Have a good one!”

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