The headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet is on fire after suffering a Ukrainian missile strike. Part of the facade even collapsed. Concretely, with two other recent strikes, it is very likely that the Ukrainians will seek to destroy, damage or in any case limit the infrastructure available to the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea.
Attack on Sevastopol
On September 22, the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet suffered a missile attack. The building is located on the heights of the Sevastopol naval base (Crimea, 44.6130088, 33.5238954). Part of the upper floors of the east façade collapsed and a fire broke out, as demonstrated below. The Russian governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev, notably published on his Telegram account that “(…) gas and electricity supplies were cut off in the center of the city and water supply parameters were reduced.“He also asks residents to temporarily reduce their water consumption to make it easier to extinguish the fire.
The Ukrainians also confirm the strike: “On September 22, near 12 p.m., the Ukrainian Defense Forces successfully hit the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in temporarily occupied Sevastopol.“
Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, this is the second time that this building has been hit by the Ukrainians. Indeed, on July 31, 2022, a drone crashed on the building or in its immediate surroundings but the material damage was limited and five soldiers were injured.