kyiv says senior Russian fleet commanders died in attack on Crimean base

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The Ukrainian military claimed on Saturday that it had killed or wounded “senior commanders” of the Russian Navy in the missile attack to its headquarters in Sevastopol, in the Crimea, the day before.

“The details of the attack will be revealed as soon as possible and the result was that there was dozens of dead and injuries among the occupants, including senior fleet commanders,” the Kiev army said in a statement, assuring that the bombing took place “during a meeting of Russian Navy leaders.”

The head of the kyiv intelligence service, Kyrylo Budanov, stated in statements to Voice of America that “at least nine people” died in the attack, including generals. At the moment, AFP was unable to verify this information.

Budanov avoided saying whether missiles supplied by Western powers were used in the attack. Russia stated that an officer was missing after the attack.

The Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014, and the city of Sevastopol where the Russian fleet is located are central to Moscow’s operation in Ukraine, since They allow deployed troops to be supplied in the south of the country and are a base for launching missile bombardments from the sea.

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