Russia repels massive Ukraine air attack on Sevastopol: Official

Russian air forces successfully repelled a significant Ukrainian air attack on Sevastopol, as reported by the Russia-installed governor of Crimea. Debris from the attack fell in a residential area, but no injuries were reported. The extent of the attack and damage remains unclear, and the reports have not been independently verified.

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Russian air forces repelled a significant Ukrainian air attack on Sevastopol.

Russian air forces repelled a “massive” air attack by Ukraine on Sevastopol, the Russia-installed governor of the Crimean port, Mikhail Razvozhayev, reported on Wednesday. Debris from a missile fell onto a residential area, but according to Razvozhayev’s preliminary information, no one was injured. He mentioned on his Telegram channel that Russia’s air defense systems destroyed “several air objects” over the Black Sea overnight.

The exact scale of the attack and the extent of the damage were not immediately clear. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine ten years ago, a move widely condemned by Kyiv’s Western allies.    

Why This Matters: Both Ukraine and Russia claim they do not target civilians in the conflict, which began when Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, referring to it as a “special military operation.” The war has resulted in thousands of deaths, millions of displacements, and extensive destruction of Ukrainian cities.

Kyiv argues that targeting Russia’s military, transport, and energy infrastructure is essential to weakening Moscow’s war efforts and is a response to numerous deadly Russian attacks.

In a separate incident, the governor of Russia’s Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine, reported that two people were injured in a fresh Ukrainian attack. The attack also damaged a power line, several houses, and cars. Ukraine’s attacks on Belgorod, located near the heavily contested region of Kharkiv where Russian forces are advancing, have intensified in recent weeks and have reportedly become more deadly, according to Russian sources.

This ongoing conflict continues to escalate, with both sides suffering significant losses and infrastructure damage as the war drags on.

Key Takeaways:

• Russian air forces repelled a significant Ukrainian air attack on Sevastopol.

• Debris from the attack fell in a residential area, causing no injuries.

• The scale and damage of the attack are currently unclear and unverified.

• A separate Ukrainian attack on Russia's Belgorod region injured two people and damaged infrastructure.

• Both nations claim they do not target civilians, but the conflict continues to escalate.

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