On July 31, the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the city of Sevastopol in Crimea came under attack.
A homemade drone dropped a low-power explosive device on the territory of the facility. According to the press service of the fleet, five people were injured, and they have already received all the necessary medical assistance.
“In Sevastopol, on the territory of the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet, as a result of the operation of a low-power explosive device mounted on a homemade UAV, five people were injured due to the scattering of fragments of window panes in one of the premises. All the victims received the necessary medical assistance,” the press service noted.
The quadcopter would hardly have flown from Ukraine. Most likely, it was launched from Sevastopol by saboteurs. Any details are yet to be revealed by the ongoing investigation.
The attack was timed to coincide with the Day of the Russian Navy, which is celebrated annually on the last Sunday of July.
The strike resulted in no significant damage but was an important step within the Kiev’s media war against Russia. The governor of Sevastopol claimed that all festive events for the Navy Day in Sevastopol were canceled for security reasons.
The Day of the Russian Navy is a review of the achievements of the Russian military shipbuilding, the successes of the Navy personnel in combat training. On this day, dress parades of personnel, naval parades, performances and other events are organized in various Russian cities.
The Main Naval Parade is held in St. Petersburg near the Neva River and the Port of Kronstadt. Large parades are also organized in the cities of Baltiysk, Vladivostok, Kaspiysk, Sevastopol, Severomorsk and even in the Russian Naval base in the port of Tartus in Syria.
Naval parades have been held annually since 1939, and were cancelled only during the Great Patriotic War.
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