Early this morning, March 22nd, a Ukrainian maritime drone (USV) and a drone (UAV) attacked the Russian fleet in Sevastopol. Russian, Ukrainian, and other sources have confirmed the attack’s reports. They are, however, still contentious.
“Details limited. The video appears to be a burning USV caught at harbor floating boom defenses. Even if no ships are sunk, attacks have a major impact,” wrote H I Sutton on his Twitter account, sharing a rather hazy photo.
At the same time, the Russian side confirmed the news. According to sources, the attack began early this morning at 4:46 a.m. That’s when loud gunshots were heard. City sources say windows of residential buildings were shaken. The alarms of the parked cars had gone off. According to people in the know, three explosions have been heard an intervals of 10-15 minutes.
A fourth explosion was heard an hour later, at 5:44 a.m. Automatic shots were heard in the city ten minutes later. There is no smoke over the city. Gunshots could still be heard in Sevastopol Bay after 6:00 a.m. It’s supposed to be a drone battle. The sound of air defence systems began to be heard around the city and in the Sevastopol Bay area about 15 minutes after 6:00 a.m.
Sevastopol residents reported seeing strange lights at the bay’s entrance, which were later determined to be a downed naval UAV. There were no recorded arrivals in the city, and no smoke or fires were visible.
“The Sevastopol raid was blocked, boat traffic was stopped,” is one of the messages sent to us by our source.
There have been reports of explosions in the South Bay area. According to unconfirmed information, they are working on marine drones there. According to another of our sources, the attack is over. According to preliminary information, there were three maritime drones in total, all of which were visually detected and destroyed, according to several sources in the area, but the Russian Ministry of Defense has yet to issue an official statement.