Drone Hits Headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Crimea

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Ann M. Simmons in Moscow and Isabel Coles in Dnipro, Ukraine

A drone hit the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Crimea on Saturday, reaching the heart of a heavily fortified naval base that has long allowed Moscow to project power in the region.

The incident follows a series of explosions and possible acts of sabotage that have exposed the peninsula’s vulnerability, piling pressure on Russia to shore up its defenses there. Until recently Moscow could count on Crimea as a reliably safe rear base to oversee Russia’s occupation of the territory along Ukraine’s southern coast.


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