08 December 2023,   07:22
The Ukrainians killed Admiral Viktor Sokolov, commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet

Ukraine’s Storm Shadow strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Crimea on Friday killed a Russian commander and injured several other high-ranking Russian officials, Ukraine claimed according to media reports.

“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.

“Among the wounded is the commander of the group, Colonel-General [Alexander] Romanchuk, in a very serious condition. The chief of staff, Lieutenant General [Oleg] Tsekov, is unconscious”, Lt.-Gen. Kyrylo Budanov, the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, told Voice of America.


Budanov claimed that 9 others had been killed in the strike, and 16 injured. Rumors online have suggested that Admiral Viktor Sokolov, commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, is among the dead. However, Budanov did not confirm the reports.

The Russian-installed governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev confirmed that there were no civilian casualties or damage to civilian infrastructure, according to Reuters.