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Russia’s Black Sea base in Crimea targeted by drone attack

Moscow, Aug 20 (EFE).- The base of Russia’s Black Sea fleet was attacked by a drone in the port of Sevastopol, in the annexed Crimean peninsula, the governor of the city reported on Saturday.

Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev said on Telegram that a drone flew into the roof of the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet before it was shot down over the naval base.

Razvozhaev called on the population to remain calm and, if possible, not to leave their houses for at least an hour.

He first stated that “unfortunately (the drone) was not shot down, although it was shot at from the bay.”

Shortly after, the governor rectified the information and said that the drone had been shot down by anti-aircraft defense and that it fell on the roof of the fleet headquarters, where it caught fire without causing great damage.

On July 31, at least five people were injured after a drone dropped an explosive device in the courtyard of the Black Sea base, forcing the cancellation of the Navy Day celebrations. EFE


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