Moscow announced via Telegram that the armed forces of Ukraine have launched an attack on the Sevastopol shipyard in the Crimean peninsula with 10 cruise missiles and three high-speed drones.
The Russian Ministry of Defence announced: "Tonight, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched an attack with ten cruise missiles on the S. Ordzhonikidze ship repair plant in the city of Sevastopol, while three drones attacked ships of the Black Sea Fleet.
As a result, two people were killed and 26 wounded as a result of a missile attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the S. Ordzhonikidze factory; all the dead and wounded were employees of the factory.
The oil submarine Rostov-on-Don and the landing ship Minsk were damaged, as both were carrying out repairs in special tanks."
Reports say Ukrainian strikes in recent weeks have seriously degraded Russian air defense capabilities in the occupied Crimean peninsula.
Following the Russian military's night attacks on the Ukrainian ports of Ismail and Renyi on the Danube, NATO drones are on intensive duty in the Black Sea, Russian media reported today, September 13.
A Bombardier Challenger 650 Artemis spy plane is circling over Romania these hours while south of Crimea, a US Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude reconnaissance unmanned aerial reconnaissance aircraft was spotted taking off from Sigonella Air Base in Italy.
In addition to the US RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV, an E-8C JSTARS combat control and target designation aircraft was spotted earlier this month in the direction of Kaliningrad.
"Recently, the Russian military has launched a series of massive attacks on the Danube ports, through which not only commercial cargoes in the form of grain, but also flows of weapons and military equipment move," a Russian expert said.
As he noted, if the intensity of Russian attacks on Ukrainian ports on the Danube remains at the same level, the Kiev regime will lose the opportunity to export grain and other cargoes along the river by the beginning of October, which is why we had yesterday's attack in Sevastopol.
Reports indicate that the Russian Supreme Commander General noted that both the 810th Marine Brigade and the Coastal Defence Brigade, which has now become the Guard Brigade, are preparing operations from the sea by firing long-range Kalibr cruise missiles, while the Russian Air Force is working successfully against Ukrainian sabotage vessels with special forces teams.
Everything indicates that in the Black Sea we have a great deal of tension aimed at stopping the expected Russian counter-attack on this side as well, with the Ukrainians using long-range missiles in combination with unmanned naval vessels striking Russian warships.
Given North Korea's alliance with Russia now, we may see more North Korean soldiers in any "capacity" in this region against Ukrainian forces in Odessa sooner than expected, while US and NATO aircraft fly in to assist Kiev's forces.
The bottom line is that the slightest mistake in the Black Sea could implicate NATO-Russia at any time.