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  • Russia's Black Sea Fleet Headquarters Demolished and Commanding Admiral Presumed Dead

    09/22/2023 6:16:24 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 112 replies
    Red State ^ | September 22, 2023 | Streiff
    A volley of Ukrainian cruise missiles demolished the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, in Occupied Crimea. The strategic communications directorate of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced the attack that took place around noon Sevastopol time this way on social media: (snip) Fleet Headquarters was struck by two or three cruise missile, either British Storm Shadow or French SCALP-EG. In this video you can see one of them on short final. There are reports of several high-ranking officers killed or injured in the attack. Unofficially, Admiral Viktor Sokolov, commander of the Black Sea Fleet, was among the...
  • Russian official says Ukraine struck Black Sea navy HQ in Crimea’s Sevastopol

    09/22/2023 4:17:02 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 41 replies
    Alarabiya News ^ | 9/22/2023 | Reuters
    At least one Ukrainian missile struck the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea navy in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on Friday, causing a fire, local governor Mikhail Razvozhayev wrote on the Telegram messaging app. Razvozhayev said another strike was possible and urged locals to avoid the city center where the building is located. Firefighters were at the site, he said.
  • Russians move three landing ships from Black Sea to Sea of Azov – Ukrainian Navy spokesman

    09/17/2023 5:11:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 16, 2023 | Staff Report
    Following successful Ukrainian attacks on a large landing ship and a submarine in occupied Sevastopol, the Russians have moved three large landing ships from the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov. Dmytro Pletenchuk, spokesman for the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on the national 24/7 newscast, said that "These processes concerning the liberation of our territory will continue in the future. By the way, it is telling that today the Russian invaders have for some reason moved three large landing ships from the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov." Pletenchuk noted that the large landing...
  • Rumors Swirl Of New Attacks On Black Sea Fleet

    09/17/2023 5:06:24 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    The Drive ^ | September 16, 2023 | STETSON PAYNE
    Claims of new successful drone attacks on Russian warships of the Black Sea Fleet remain unconfirmed as of Saturday, though two ships in question were seen under tow in Sevastopol. Observers quickly noticed the appearance of Russian Project 1239 Bora-class missile corvette Samum under tow in Sevastopol after a Ukrainian “Sea Baby” uncrewed surface vessel attack Thursday outside Sevastopol. A picture appears to show the hovercraft's stern sitting low in the water with tow boats connected to bow and stern lines, though obvious evidence of damage remains unseen. Satellite imagery also captured the Black Sea Fleet flagship Admiral Makarov, a...
  • Russian air defence system destroyed in Crimea, Ukraine says

    09/16/2023 5:49:25 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | September 14, 2023 | Ece Goksedef & Vitalii Chervonenko
    Ukraine says it has destroyed a sophisticated Russian air defence system in occupied Crimea. Kyiv's security service (SBU) and navy carried out the attack on a Russian facility near Yevpatoriya using cruise missiles and drones, a Ukrainian intelligence source told the BBC. Video footage on social media showed a fire and smoke near the city, in the west of the Russian-occupied peninsula. Moscow has yet to directly comment on the claim. (snip) According to the BBC's intelligence source, the Ukrainian operation used drones to take out radar equipment, then cruise missiles to hit air defence missile launchers. "After disabling the...
  • Putin humiliated as huge explosions hit Crimea for second night in a row

    09/14/2023 4:27:16 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 30 replies
    Express UK ^ | 9/14/2023 | TOM WATLING, MAIA SNOW
    Huge explosions have rocked Crimea for a second night in a row, forcing the temporary closure of a bridge connecting Russia to the peninsula. Multiple explosions were geolocated to the western outskirts of Yevpatoriya, a small city located on the western coastline of Crimea. Experts believe the strikes, for which Ukraine has not claimed responsibilty, were targeting a Russian long-range air-to-surface missile battery nearby. Videos of the attack showed columns of fire and smoke rising above the cityscape while subsequent footage captured one downed drone in the courtyard of an apartment block. There was also a single video showing one...
  • Ukraine attack destroyed Russian air defense system near Crimea’s Yevpatoriya: Source Read more at:

    09/14/2023 3:32:41 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 9 replies
    Alarabiya News ^ | 9/14/2023 | Reuters
    Ukraine struck Russian air defense systems near the town of Yevpatoriya in the west of occupied Crimea in a long-range overnight attack on Thursday, the Ukrainian military said. -snip- A Ukrainian intelligence source told Reuters the attack destroyed a “Triumf” air defense system in a joint operation of the Security Service of Ukraine and navy. First, the source said, drones blinded the air defense system by attacking its radar and antenna, before two Ukrainian-made Neptune cruise missiles were fired at the system’s launchers. Ukraine has modified the Neptune anti-ship missile to attack ground targets, military analysts say.
  • Russian Navy Just Had Its Worst Day Since Ukraine Sunk Moskva Flagship

    09/13/2023 6:03:03 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 100 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 9/13/2023 | DAVID BRENNAN
    Explosions and flames wreathed Sevastopol harbor early on Wednesday morning as Kyiv scored another success against Russia's beleaguered Black Sea Fleet, its cruise missiles and drones striking at the heart of Moscow's regional power center. Russia's Defense Ministry said ten cruise missiles and three naval drones attacked Sevastopol, with all three UAVs destroyed and seven missiles shot down. Photos and video from the scene showed Sevastopol's drydock area engulfed in flames, with the Minsk Ropucha-class large landing ship and Rostov-on-Don Kilo-class attack submarine believed to have been damaged. -snip- ighteen months of war have been punctuated with multiple humiliations for...
  • Why Ukraine’s Strike On Sevastopol Naval Infrastructure Is A Big Deal

    09/13/2023 1:55:04 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 57 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 13, 2023 | Criag Hooper
    Ukraine’s audacious strike on Sevastopol’s naval infrastructure has apparently severely damaged a landing craft and a submarine. Aside from inflicting significant naval losses, the sidelining of a major naval dry dock facility complicates Russia’s ability to operate on the Black Sea. In modern warfare, dry docks have always been a high-priority target. As complex pieces of heavy machinery, necessary for the basic maintenance of any naval force, dry docks—facilities where ships can be floated in and repaired after water is pumped out—are not easy things to fix. America is spending billions to refresh undamaged dry docks. Repairing battle damage will...
  • Russian warships hit in attack on Crimean navy yard

    09/13/2023 5:24:26 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    NBC ^ | September 13, 2023 | Yuliya Talmazan and Daryna Mayer
    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...
  • Photos Show Russian Landing Ship Damage As Crimea Drydocks, Submarine Hit

    09/13/2023 4:31:03 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 9/13/2023 | David Brennan
    A suspected overnight Ukrainian missile and drone attack on the Crimean port of Sevastopol has reportedly damaged a landing ship and submarine belonging to the Russian Black Sea Fleet, in what appears to be the latest blow inflicted by Kyiv against Moscow's navy. The Russian state-run Tass news agency reported that the overnight attack injured 24 people in Sevastopol, with Moscow-installed city governor Mikhail Razvozhaev blaming a "missile attack." Photos and videos of the port showed a series of explosions and fires raging around the docks. The first strikes were reported at around 3 a.m. local time. Tass reported witnesses...
  • Ukraine launches missile attack on Sevastopol in Crimea -Russia-installed governor

    09/12/2023 6:27:21 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 63 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/12/2023 | Reuters
    Ukraine carried out a missile attack on Sevastopol in Crimea in early hours on Wednesday, with Russia's air defense systems engaging in repelling the assault, the Russia-installed governor of Sevastopol said on Wednesday. Mikhail Razvozhayev, the Moscow-installed governor of the port city of Sevastopol in Crimea, said on the Telegram messaging app that the missile attack had caused a fire at a "non-civilian facility." The scale and other details of the attack were not immediately known. Reuters could not independently verify the report. There was no immediate comment from Kyiv.
  • Ukraine claims to recapture Black Sea oil platforms seized during Crimea’s annexation

    09/11/2023 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 11, 2023 | ILLIA NOVIKOV
    The Ukrainian military said Monday that it recaptured strategic gas and oil drilling platforms from Russia in the Black Sea and claimed gains in occupied areas near Bakhmut, a city in eastern Ukraine left in ruins after the war’s longest and deadliest fighting. The recapture of the so-called Boyko Towers platforms provides an energy source and takes back an asset that Russia seized in 2015 and used to launch helicopters, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense said. “Russia has been deprived of the ability to fully control the waters of the Black Sea, and this makes Ukraine many steps closer to regaining...

    09/07/2023 5:33:09 PM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 96 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 7th, 2023 | Mario Nawfal
    Elon just confirmed the U.S or Ukrainian Government requested him to play a significant role in a MAJOR ESCALATION in the Ukraine war. CNN reported that Elon deactivated his Starlink satellites in response to a covert attack the Ukrainians were planning on the Russian naval fleet. They were WRONG! Elon clarified the satellites were NOT active, and that he was pressured by the Government to activate them so that Ukraine can attack Russian ships in a contentious territory. “There was an emergency request from government authorities to activate Starlink all the way to Sevastopol. The obvious intent being to sink...
  • Update from Ukraine | Ukraine Landed in Crimea and will break the Ruzzian defense on the South

    08/24/2023 5:55:08 PM PDT · by · 98 replies ^ | 8-24-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Ukraine Landed in Crimea and will break the Ruzzian defense on the South The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 23rd August 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). *** Great interactive maps with viewer controlled Map magnification tool to use for each Front!
  • Ukraine: We raised our flag on Crimea today

    08/24/2023 9:46:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2023 | Ed Morrissey
    For Ukraine’s Independence Day celebration, Volodymyr Zelensky brought some real fireworks right to the heart of Russia’s occupation. Officials in Kyiv announced this morning that they have landed forces on the western shores of Crimea, raised the Ukranian flag, and have engaged and destroyed Russian forces near two settlements.No word yet from Russia, but this would be bad news indeed for Vladimir Putin if this beachhead succeeds. If it is a beachhead, that is:Special forces landed on the western shore of Crimea, near the settlements of Olenivka and Mayak, in a joint operation with the country’s Navy, according to Ukrainian...
  • Ukraine says it landed troops on the shores of Russian-occupied Crimea

    08/24/2023 9:29:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 66 replies
    CNN, via ^ | August 24, 2023 | Tim Lister and Olga Voitovych
    Ukrainian forces have carried out their most complex and ambitious operations to date against Russian military facilities in the occupied region of Crimea, officials in Kyiv have said. Special forces landed on the western shore of Crimea, near the settlements of Olenivka and Mayak, in a joint operation with the country’s Navy, according to Ukrainian Defense Intelligence. “While performing the task, Ukrainian defenders clashed with the occupier’s units. As a result, the enemy suffered losses among its personnel and destroyed enemy equipment,” the intelligence agency said. While they were there, the Ukrainian unit also raised the national flag, it added.
  • Ukraine Makes ‘Tactically Significant’ Progress in Its Counteroffensive

    08/13/2023 7:12:08 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 13, 2023 | Marc Santora
    After months of inching through minefields, villages and open steppes in grueling combat, Ukrainian forces are making somewhat bigger advances along two major lines of attack, according to analysts, Ukrainian officials and Russian military bloggers. Although Ukraine has not advanced more than 10 to 12 miles on either vector of attack, its gains are important in that it is compelling Moscow to divert forces from other parts of the front line, military analysts say. The Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based think tank, called the advances “tactically significant,” saying Moscow’s redeployment would most “likely further weaken Russian defensive...
  • Russia vows retaliation for Ukraine's 'terrorist attack' on Crimean Bridge

    08/12/2023 9:14:07 PM PDT · by Cronos · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 August 2023
    Russia's Foreign Ministry condemned on Saturday what it called Ukraine's "terrorist attack" on the Crimean Bridge, ..."There can be no justification for such barbaric actions and they will not go unanswered," ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on the Telegram messaging app
  • Smoke billows from Russia's Kerch bridge to Crimea: Kremlin claims to have shot down two Ukrainian missiles aimed at crucial link to annexed peninsula

    08/12/2023 11:54:07 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/12/2023 | ARTHUR PARASHAR
    The Kremlin has claimed it has downed two Ukrainian missiles aimed at Russia's Kerch Bridge to Crimea - as video shows smoke billowing over the crucial link to the annexed peninsula. The 12-mile crossing carries heavy significance for Moscow, both logistically and psychologically, as a key artery for military and civilian supplies and as an assertion of Kremlin control of the peninsula it illegally annexed in 2014. Russia's foreign ministry vowed retaliation for what it called a 'terrorist attack' on the bridge in Crimea.