KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine carried out a missile strike Friday on the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, a Russian official stated, and pictures on social media confirmed giant plumes of smoke stated to be coming from Sevastopol harbor within the annexed Crimea.
The Russian-installed governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev, didn’t provide any particulars, saying solely that emergency companies have been dispatched to the positioning of the strike and there was no details about casualties.
Razvozhayev warned Sevastopol residents that “one other assault is feasible,” and urged them to not depart buildings and to not come to town middle.
“Those that are close to the fleet headquarters, head to the shelters when you hear the siren,” he wrote. He additionally stated that firefighters had been battling a blaze on the website of the assault, and extra emergency forces had been being introduced in, a sign that the hearth may very well be large.
Ukraine didn’t instantly declare accountability for the assault.
Sevastopol residents stated they heard explosions within the skies and noticed smoke, Russian information retailers reported. Pictures circulated in Ukrainian Telegram channels confirmed clouds of smoke over the seafront. The Related Press couldn’t instantly confirm the movies.
The assault comes a day after Russian missiles and artillery pounded cities throughout Ukraine, killing not less than 5 individuals as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President Joe Biden and congressional leaders in Washington with an extra $24 billion support bundle being thought of.
In different developments, ongoing shelling within the southern Kherson area killed one man and injured one other, stated regional Gov. Oleksandr Prokudin.
“Kherson has been stressed for the reason that morning,” he stated on Telegram.
Russian shelling sparked fires in a residential constructing and a storage.
In Kharkiv, regional Gov. Oleh Synyehubov stated over 14 settlements got here beneath assault. A home was broken and a hearth broke out in Vovchansk, in Chuguyiv district. There have been no casualties, the governor stated.
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