This handout satellite image released on September 23, 2023 by Planet Labs PBC shows an aerial view of the city of Sevastopol before a missile attack struck the headquarters of Moscow s Black Sea fleet in annexed Crimea on September 22, 2023, sparking a huge fire and leaving at least one Russian serviceman missing. AFP
Ukraine struck the headquarters on Friday, sparking a huge fire.
"The details of the attack will be revealed as soon as possible and the result is dozens of dead and wounded occupants, including senior fleet commanders," the Ukrainian army said.
It said the strike happened when "a meeting of the Russian navy's leadership" was going on.
Kyiv's intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov claimed the attack killed "at least nine people" in comments to Voice of America, including generals.
AFP is not able to verify this information.
Budanov declined to say if Western-made missiles were used in the attack.
Russia has said one of its servicemen was missing after the attack.
Kyiv has vowed to take back Crimea, annexed by Moscow in 2014.