Ukrainian missile attack on Sevastopol, Crimea on September 23, 2023, a day after striking the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. The attack came as Ukraine continues to push back against Russian forces in the east and south of the country.
The attack on Sevastopol, the largest city in Crimea, is significant because it is the first time Ukraine has been able to strike such a key target on the peninsula since Russia annexed it in 2014. The attack also comes at a time when Russia is facing increasing pressure on its military, with reports of low morale and supply shortages.
It is unclear exactly what damage the Ukrainian attack caused in Sevastopol. However, Russian officials have said that at least nine people were killed and 16 others were wounded. The attack also caused significant damage to infrastructure, including a power station and a pier.
The Ukrainian attack on Sevastopol is likely to have a number of consequences. First, it is likely to further escalate tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Second, it could lead to increased Russian military activity in Crimea. Third, it could damage Russia’s reputation as a regional power.
The attack is also a significant development in the war in Ukraine. It shows that Ukraine is now able to strike at Russian targets deep inside Crimea. This could have a major impact on the balance of the war and could force Russia to reconsider its strategy.
It remains to be seen how Russia will respond to the attack on Sevastopol. However, it is clear that the war in Ukraine is entering a new and dangerous phase.