The governor of Sevastopol Razvozhaev announced a downed air defense in the area of Cape Khersones drone In Sevastopol in recent days, air defense systems have been regularly triggered. On August 23, the governor of the city reported that in the area of Cape Khersones, air defense was shooting down drones “(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
An air defense system went off in Sevastopol— According to preliminary data, a drone was shot down, Governor of the city Mikhail Razvozhaev said on his Telegram channel.
“In Sevastopol, the air defense system worked again. According to preliminary data, an UAV was shot down over the sea in the area of Cape Khersones, — he wrote, adding that “the situation is completely under control.”
Cape Khersones is located 15 km from the center of Sevastopol. On August 23, Razvozhaev reported that air defense was shooting down drones there. Hours earlier, he had also talked about the air defense operation off the coast of Crimea, where drones were being shot down, but did not specify where exactly this was happening. The air defense systems worked in the area of Cape Khersones on August 21 as well.
On July 31, the Day of the Russian Navy, the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol was attacked by an improvised drone with a low-yield explosive device. The press service of the headquarters reported that five people were injured due to scattered glass fragments. The Governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, accused the Armed Forces of Ukraine of the attack.
On August 20, the drone crashed into the roof of the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet. As a result of the incident, no one was injured, the building was not damaged, Razvozhaev reported. He also blamed Ukraine for this attack. In Sevastopol, as well as in several regions of Crimea, a yellow level of terrorist threat was introduced.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine denied involvement in the attack on the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet. At the same time, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense allowed the use of US-supplied weapons, in particular HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, against targets in Crimea, although shortly before that, the head of the department, Oleksiy Reznikov, denied such a possibility. Politico, citing a senior representative of US President Joe Biden, wrote that Washington would not object to strikes on military facilities in Crimea.
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Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum in 2014. Western countries and Ukraine do not recognize the peninsula as Russian, calling the accession “annexation”. The Russian authorities have repeatedly stated that the Crimea is part of Russia and the issue of ownership of the peninsula is closed.
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