Explosions in occupied Sevastopol: Ukrainian forces target Russian ships

Nighttime explosions and fires struck the temporarily occupied city of Sevastopol on September 13

Explosions and fire in Sevastopol
Explosions and fire in Sevastopol / Photo: Crimean Telegram channels

Ukrainian armed forces confirmed an attack on the occupied Sevastopol, damaging Russian ships and the port. Reports suggest a significant Russian landing ship and a submarine were hit.

The Russian media states that a diesel-electric submarine named "Rostov-on-Don" and the landing ship "Minsk" were among the damaged vessels.

This marks the third landing ship rendered inoperative for Russia following the destruction of the "Saratov" and the damage to the "Olenegorsk Miner" in Novorossiysk, potentially limiting Russia's Black Sea fleet to just eight vessels.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, 10 cruise missiles were reportedly aimed at the S. Ordzhonikidze Shipyard in Sevastopol, with seven supposedly intercepted.


Satellites from NASA detected a fire breaking out in the Southern and Shipyard bays of Sevastopol following the attack.

Ukraine's Strategic Communications Directorate also confirmed successful strikes on Russian ships and port infrastructure on September 13 in Sevastopol Bay. Yuriy Ignat, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force, commented, "It can be concluded that the strikes were carried out by Air Force pilots."

What is known about the victims

Russian Telegram channels Shot and Baza report preliminary casualties of two fatalities and 26 injuries resulting from the missile attack on the S. Ordzhonikidze Shipyard.

According to Russian media, all the casualties were shipyard employees. However, "Governor" of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, provided slightly different figures, indicating 24 casualties, with four in moderate condition.

Another attack by the Ukrainian military

In addition to the Sevastopol incident, on September 13, a drone attacked the "Redkinsky Experimental Plant" in the Tver region of Russia, causing an explosion. This plant specializes in producing unique products for aviation and the aerospace industry, including aviation fuel.


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