International Desk: 34 officers including the commander of Russia's Black Sea fleet were killed in the attack in Crimea. Ukraine claimed the attack was carried out on Friday at the naval headquarters in Sevastopol, in Moscow-held Crimea.
The attack on Sevastopol was a major blow to Moscow. The strategically important port has been under regular Ukrainian attacks for the past few months. News from The Guardian. Ukraine's special forces said 34 officers, including the commander of the Black Sea Fleet, were killed. 105 occupants were also injured. Smoke billows from buildings after Friday's attack in Sevastopol, the largest city in Crimea.
The Ukrainian Special Forces also said the fleet's headquarters was beyond repair. According to the US press CNN in a report, according to the claim of Ukraine, the name of the killed commander is Admiral Viktor Sokolov.
However, it was not possible to independently verify the authenticity of the Ukrainian claim by the media. On the day of the attack, Russia's Defense Ministry said one of its soldiers was missing. In 2014, Russia occupied the Ukrainian territory of Crimea.
Russia's Black Sea Fleet is deployed here. The international community did not recognize this occupation by Moscow. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed to retake the territory from Russian forces.