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Shipyard on fire in Sevastopol, occupiers claim attack with missiles and boats

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 03:47
Shipyard on fire in Sevastopol, occupiers claim attack with missiles and boats

The occupation authorities of Sevastopol have claimed that a missile attack caused a fire to break out at a shipyard near Kilen-balka on the night of 12-13 September, and the Russian Ministry of Defence reported an attack by missiles and uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) which damaged two ships.

Source: Russian Ministry of Defence on Telegram; Mikhail Razvozhayev, the so-called governor of Sevastopol, on Telegram

Quote from Razvozhayev: "Air defence has responded. 


There is a fire near Kilen-balka, but not at a civilian facility. Preliminary reports indicate that the fire was caused by a missile attack.

All emergency services are working at the scene. The fire has been classified as class D."

Later, Razvozhayev reported that the fire had broken out "at the southern Sevmorzavod [shipyard]  site" after the explosions.

Razvozhayev also noted that a total of 24 people had been injured.

Details: The Russian Defence Ministry claimed in the morning that overnight "the Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked the Sergo Ordzhonikidze shipyard in Sevastopol with ten cruise missiles and they also used three uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) to strike a formation of Black Sea Fleet warships during a sea crossing."

Russia's Defence Ministry claimed that their air defence systems shot down 7 cruise missiles, and their patrol ship Vasily Bykov destroyed "all the USVs".

However, "two vessels undergoing repairs were damaged by enemy cruise missiles," the Russian Defence Ministry claimed.

Crimean Telegram channels reported explosions in Sevastopol.

Krymsky Veter (Crimean Wind) noted that there is a ship repair plant in Kilen-balka.

Reference: Sevmorzavod is the Sergo Ordzhonikidze Sevastopol Shipyard, which builds and repairs ships from the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

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