Skip to comments.Russian warships hit in attack on Crimean navy yard
Posted on 09/13/2023 5:24:26 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
A Ukrainian attack set the home of Russia's Black Sea Fleet ablaze on Wednesday, damaging two warships and injuring dozens of people, Russian authorities said.
The incident appeared to be the latest in a growing wave of strikes against the Kremlin's navy, but also came as Moscow hit a key Ukrainian port city in the Odesa region with a drone attack.
Sevastopol is the largest city on the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula and the port serves as the main base of the Russian fleet, which has been used to launch attacks deep into Ukraine.
The Russian defense ministry said Ukraine had attacked a shipyard in the port city with ten cruise missiles and used sea drones to attack some ships in the sea. The ministry said seven cruise missiles were shot down, and all sea drones were destroyed.
Two ships that were being repaired in the shipyard were damaged, the ministry said. It added in a later update that the two ships will be fully restored and "will continue to serve in combat as part of their fleets."
A press officer with Ukrainian military intelligence told NBC News that a landing ship and a submarine were hit.
The Moscow-installed governor of the city, Mikhail Razvozhayev, reported the incident overnight, saying that Sevastopol was attacked by “our enemies,” and that air defense was engaged. He also said there was a fire in one of the harbor bays.
Razvozhayev later said the fire was at a shipyard, and at least 24 people were injured. A photo shared by Razvozhayev appeared to show port infrastructure engulfed in flames.
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Caption: Governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, speaks from a burning Sevastopol Shipyard in Crimea on Wednesday.
So the Ooks didn’t need Elon’s Skynet after all...
Or maybe they did use it, and Musk quietly acquiesced after getting burned by Putin last time?
I suspect Musk is figuring out that he is really a pawn, and no longer wants to play.
Depends on what back doors are in place.
“nothing says winning more than phoning by the light of a burning shipyard”
I’ve asked on X if the Starshield system even requires any assets to be launched or if a software update on existing sats will suffice. No answers.
A kilo class diesel-electric sub no less.
And make that a new upgraded Kilo, laid down in 2011.
A platform for launching Kalibr cruise missiles.
Some admiral heads are gonna roll on that one.
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