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War in Ukraine: A Russian command post was attacked by the Ukrainian Air Force near Sevastopol in Crimea

Ukraine said on Thursday (Jan 4) that its air force carried out an attack on a Moscow command post near the occupied city of Sevastopol and a separate attack on a Russian military unit in the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.

Via Telegram, the commander of the Ukrainian Air Force transmitted a video posted on social networks showing smoke billowing after an explosion near Sevastopol, a port city in Crimea where Russia has set up the main command center of its Black Sea fleet sky spreads.

“Thanks again to the Air Force pilots and everyone who planned this operation (…),” wrote Mykola Oletchouk. He also posted a screenshot of a message on social media that an attack had hit a Russian military base in the city of Yevpatoria.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are today destroying the invaders' attack site around Sevastopol in Crimea pic.twitter.com/sYEmvG0iVC

— \ud83c\udf0dNOTINAFO -El noticiero de la #NAFO- (@NOTINAFO) January 4, 2024

The Moscow-appointed governor of Sevastopol called the attack “the largest in recent times.” One person was hospitalized after their house was hit by debris, Mikhail Razvozhayev said via Telegram message. The Russian Defense Ministry said the Russian army foiled a Ukrainian attack by destroying 10 missiles over Crimea.

Kiev has intensified its attacks on the peninsula, aiming to weaken Moscow's military capabilities and force it to withdraw its fleet from the Black Sea.