The Russian Navy on Saturday thwarted a drone attack on the port of Sevastopol, home to Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet in Russia-annexed Crimea, authorities established by Moscow said. know.
Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said on Telegram: “Today, starting at 04:30 am for several hours, various air defense systems in Sevastopol repelled the drone attacks.”
“All the UAVs (drones) were shot down.”
Mr. Razvozhayev earlier said that the Russian navy was repelling a drone attack.
“The ships of the Black Sea Fleet are repelling UVA (drone) rays in Sevastopol Bay,” he said in the early hours of Saturday.
The governor said city services were on “alert,” but said no “civil infrastructure” was damaged.
He added that a student dormitory at an art college near the port had seen “a window smashed out” but “no damage was done”.
He urged city residents not to post videos of the incident on social media.
“It should be clear to everyone that such information was essential for Nazi Ukraine to understand how our city’s defenses were built,” he said.
Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.
Their forces attacked Ukraine from many directions in February of this year, including from Crimea.
The announcement comes as Ukrainian forces launch a counter-offensive aimed at retaking lands in the south occupied by Russia.
The city government said the harbor was “temporarily” closed to boats and ferries.
Earlier this week, Mr. Razvozhayev said that a drone had hit a thermal power plant near Sevastopol.
The Russian fleet stationed at the port was also attacked by drones in July.
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