This is the second time in the past ten days that the Ukrainian military has conducted a successful missile attack on Russian military facilities in annexed Sevastopol. On 22 September, the headquarters building of the Russian Black Sea Fleet suffered significant damage. Local residents described how they were evacuated from their homes and complained that the occupation authorities sounded the air alarm after the explosions.
On the afternoon of 22 September, the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in annexed Sevastopol was hit by a missile strike. As a result, the building, located in the very centre of the city, was seriously damaged. The roof and the third floor of the building's western wing were destroyed, while the central part of the building was engulfed in heavy fire. According to the official data of the Russian Defence Ministry, one serviceman who was on the territory of the headquarters was missing. Russian telegram channels also reported six wounded. There is no independent confirmation of this information yet.
Residents of the city, which has been under Russian occupation since 2014, reported hearing a series of explosions around 1pm local time. The loud sounds were distinguishable even in remote areas of the city.