Russian Black Sea Fleet commander eliminated: reports
As a result of the attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol on 22 September, 34 officers were killed, including the commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov, RBC Ukraine reported on Monday (25 September).
RBC bases its report by a message on Telegram of the the Special Operations Forces of Ukraine. By the time of the publication of this article Russia didn’t confirm or deny the report.
“After the defeat of the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, 34 officers died, among them the commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. Another 105 occupants were wounded. The headquarters building cannot be restored,” the message says.
In addition, the Special Operation Forces of Ukraine updated information on enemy losses as a result of the attack on the large Russian landing ship “Minsk”. They said that since “Minsk” had to go on combat duty the day after the attack, the personnel was present on board and “irreversible losses amounted to 62 occupiers”.
Unconfirmed reports say that Ukraine used two UK-made Storm Shadow missiles to hit the Russian Black Sea fleet headquarters.
The moment a second Storm Shadow(?) missile hit the HQ of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sebastopol, Crimea, and reportedly killed Black Sea Fleet commander Admiral Viktor Sokolov. https://t.co/OO15QGBoOX
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