Ukraine: Drone attack on Russian fleet headquarters in Sevastopol, Kyiv speaks of pretexts

Ukraine: Drone attack on Russian fleet headquarters in Sevastopol, Kyiv speaks of pretexts

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday accused Russian forces of using “terrorist” tactics by bombing Ukrainian cities and announced the general evacuation of the population of the Donetsk region (east).

The authorities declared the anti-terrorist alert level “amber” (medium) after this rather minor attack, amid images posted online by the governor of Sevastopol showing broken windows on the ground.

“Ukrainian Nazis decided to spoil our Russian military fleet’s day,” the governor wrote, using a phrase often used by authorities and Russian propaganda to refer to the Kiev Armed Forces. He said the celebrations had been canceled and asked residents of the city not to leave their homes “if possible”.

“Invention” for Ukrainians

The Ukrainian Navy, fearing a real attack, has created a pretext for canceling the planned celebrations in Sevastopol. ” In reality, […] In order not to be humiliated in the eyes of the world by their fear of the Ukrainian army, the Russians +made up+ an excuse to cancel the celebrations,” she wrote on Facebook.

Despite being partially attacked and under fire from Russian artillery and cruise missiles since February 24, Ukraine inflicted several humiliations on the Russian fleet, first sinking its flagship cruiser Moskva and then regaining control of Snake Island, a strategic island off the mouth of the Danube. “The liberation of occupied Ukrainian Crimea will be done in a different, much more effective way,” Sergei Bratchouk, spokesman for the Odessa (south) regional administration, said in a video on Telegram.