Russian commanders were launching drones towards Khmelnytskyi Oblast on the night of 14-15 September in an attempt to find Ukrainian bombers after the events in occupied Crimea.
Source: Yurii Ihnat, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force Command, during the 24/7 national joint newscast on 15 September
Quote: "Khmelnytskyi Oblast was under attack. We understand what the enemy is looking for: where the command hid our bombers after the events that took place recently in our sea near Crimea."
- The occupation authorities of Sevastopol 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.
- Defense Express, a Ukrainian outlet, reported that the Minsk large amphibious assault ship and the Rostov-on-Don diesel-electric submarine had been put out of service for a long time or even completely destroyed.
- Media outlets reported that Ukraine had used UK-supplied Storm Shadow missiles to carry out the attack.
- OSINT researchers reported that the Ropucha-class large landing ship and the Kilo-class submarine had been damaged at a shipyard in occupied Sevastopol. The Russian Telegram channel Baza wrote that the attack damaged the Minsk large amphibious assault ship and the Rostov-on-Don diesel-electric submarine.
- Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, Commander of the Air Force, thanked Ukrainian pilots for carrying out the attack on Sevastopol.