Crimean shipyard on fire after Ukrainian missile attack – World

The Sevastopol shipyard on the Crimean peninsula was on fire on Wednesday after Ukraine launched a missile attack on the port, injuring at least 24 people, the Russian-appointed governor of the city said.

“All emergency services are working on site, there is no danger to civilian facilities in the city,” said Mikhail Razvozhaev, the Moscow-based governor of Sevastopol, Crimea’s largest city and a major Black Sea port. Telegram messaging app.

Razvozhayev had previously said, without giving details, that the fire had started as a result of a Ukrainian missile attack on Sevastopol.

The Sevastopol strategic shipyard on the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, builds and repairs ships and submarines for the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which has carried out drone and missile attacks on Ukraine.

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Razvozhayev posted a photo of large flames engulfing what appeared to be port infrastructure in the darkness. Russian Telegram channels posted videos and several photos of the huge flames in the building bordering the water.

Reuters could not independently verify the report.

There was no immediate comment from Kiev. Ukraine almost never publicly takes responsibility for attacks in Russia or on Russian-controlled territory in Ukraine, and in recent months has claimed that the destruction of Russian military infrastructure is helping Kiev’s counteroffensive.

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