Ukraine’s Special Operations Forces executed a missile strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea, resulting in dozens of casualties, including senior leadership of the fleet. The attack, part of a special operation named “Crab Trap,” was carried out during a meeting of Russian Navy’s senior staff. Ukraine claims the attack illustrates the vulnerability of Russian infrastructure in occupied Crimea, while Russia’s Ministry of Defense has only confirmed one missing soldier.
- Ukraine’s missile strike targeted Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters in the city of Sevastopol in Crimea, causing multiple casualties including senior leadership, according to a statement by Ukraine’s Special Operations Forces.
- The operation, named “Crab Trap,” was precisely timed to coincide with a meeting of senior members of Russia’s Navy.
- No further details or evidence of specific casualties have been provided by Ukraine, and Russia’s Ministry of Defense only acknowledged one missing soldier after the attack.
- The strike follows a series of previous Ukrainian attacks on Russian facilities in Crimea, including military airfields and ship-repair facilities.
- Ukraine’s Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksii Danilov, warned that future attacks could significantly impair Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.