Russia repels drone attack on Crimea

Published March 22nd, 2023 - 11:11 GMT
Russia repels drone attack on Crimea
The governor confirmed that the Russian warships were not damaged.

ALBAWABA - Russia repelled a drone attack on Crimea on Wednesday, two days after being attacked by marches and having a cruise missile destroyed.

Russia's air defense systems of the Black Sea Fleet responded to an attack by drones on the city of Sevastopol, according to the city's governor, Mikhail Razvogaev.

Razvogaev said three drones were destroyed "after our fleet repelled a drone attack early in the morning."

The governor confirmed that Russian warships were not damaged.

The drones sought to penetrate the airspace headed for the port of Sevastopol, but the sailors fired light weapons and the air defense assisted aerially, according to Razvogaev.

The development comes two days after the island was attacked by marches on the Yankui railway, which resulted in the destruction of Russian cruise missiles that the Russian Black Sea fleet reportedly had intended to use. Russian media did not say what was the target.

Crimea is a Ukrainian peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.

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