The Russian-installed governor of Sevastopol says the Crimean Peninsula has been the target of fresh missile strikes. He reported air defense systems have intercepted rockets. A day earlier, Ukraine’s military struck the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.
Online footage shows the moment of the attack. Russia says its air defense systems shot down five incoming missiles and one serviceman is missing. Kyiv says several senior Russian navy commanders were killed in the strike and dozens more injured.
Meanwhile US media reports suggest Washington plans to send long-range missiles to Ukraine. It’s claimed Kyiv will get the Army Tactical Missile System – or ATACMS missiles – that have a range of up to 300 kilometers. Ukraine has repeatedly asked for the weapons. The rockets would enable Kyiv to strike targets far behind the frontlines in Russian occupied territory.
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