War in Ukraine: Russia denounces drone attack in Sevastopol, Kyiv denies any involvement

War in Ukraine: Russia denounces drone attack in Sevastopol, Kyiv denies any involvement

In this city on the annexed Crimean peninsula, celebrations related to the Day of the Russian Fleet on Saturday have been “cancelled,” according to local authorities.

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Posted on 7/31/2022 12:20 PM Updated on 7/31/2022 12:48 PM

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Celebrations in Sevastopol interrupted. Six were injured in a drone attack by “Ukrainian nationalists” on Russian Black Sea Fleet personnel, the governor of this port city in annexed Crimea said on Sunday, July 31. As a result, the Russian Fleet Day celebrations there “have been canceled for security reasons,” he added.

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Ukraine has denied involvement in the “so-called Ukrainian attack” and accused Russia of “deliberate provocation”. “The liberation of occupied Ukrainian Crimea will be done in a different, much more efficient way,” commented a spokesman for the Odessa regional administration in southern Ukraine.

Extensive celebrations took place across Russia on Russian Fleet Day, including a naval parade in St Petersburg led by President Vladimir Putin.