Drone attack targets Russian Black Sea fleet in Crimea

Kathmandu: Russian forces in Crimea have been targeted by a fresh drone strike.

As reported by the BBC News, Ukrainian drone targeting Russia’s Black Sea fleet in the city of Sevastopol was shot down on Saturday.

It follows a string of attacks on Russian forces and installations in the annexed peninsula this month.

Meanwhile Ukraine’s president has welcomed a deal allowing UN inspectors to visit the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, further north.

Early on Saturday a video showed smoke rising from the area in Sevastopol where Russia’s Black Sea fleet is based. The BBC News has not been able to independently verify the footage.

The Russian-installed governor, Mikhail Razvozhayev, played down the seriousness of the incident.

Several drone attacks have been reported in Crimea in recent days, including one on an airbase near Sevastopol on Thursday and another on the harbour on Friday, the BBC news reported.

Earlier in the month nine Russian jets were destroyed in an attack on the Russian military base at Saky, on Crimea’s western coast.

(News source: BBC)