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Ukrainian Strike Targets Key Shipyard in Crimea Amid Ongoing Tensions with Russia



SEVASTOPOL, Crimea — Early Wednesday saw a significant escalation in hostilities when a Ukrainian assault on a pivotal shipyard in Russian-controlled Crimea resulted in 24 injuries, two damaged ships, and a substantial fire, as confirmed by Russian officials.

This incident in Sevastopol, a port city that acts as Russia's primary Black Sea Fleet base, coincided with Moscow's own offensives that led to casualties in various Ukrainian territories.

Further south in the Odesa region, a drone strike damaged both port and local infrastructure, injuring seven individuals, with three listed in critical condition, stated Governor Oleh Kiper.

Elsewhere, Russian offensives impacted residential zones across 10 locations in the Donetsk region, resulting in six casualties. Additionally, skirmishes in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson resulted in multiple injuries and infrastructural damages.

These developments coincided with Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The summit, which the U.S. has cautioned could fortify Russia's military forces in Ukraine, witnessed Kim pledging support for Russia's endeavors.

Historically, Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014, has remained a contentious region. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been vociferous in his commitment to reclaiming the peninsula, recently buoyed by the recapture of vital oil and gas drilling platforms in the Black Sea.

Wednesday's Sevastopol attack ranks among the most significant in recent times. The Russian Defense Ministry reported Ukrainian forces launching several cruise missiles and drones, targeting the shipyard and Russian vessels in the Black Sea. Notably, this shipyard holds strategic value for Russia, serving as a repair hub for its Black Sea fleet.

However, the Russian military claims they successfully intercepted the majority of these offensive measures. Sevastopol's Moscow-appointed governor, Mikhail Razvozhayev, highlighted the damage, sharing images of the blazing shipyard.

Highlighting the strategic implications of the attack, a senior Ukrainian official depicted the strike as a resounding declaration to maintain pivotal shipping routes, vital for grain deliveries to Asia and Africa.

Recent Russian restrictions on Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea have led to increased tensions. Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Zelenskyy, underscored the necessity of demilitarizing the Russian Black Sea fleet to guarantee regional trade route security.

Simultaneously, investigations in Romania regarding suspected drone fragments near its Ukrainian border have raised concerns, given the proximity to recent Russian assaults on Ukrainian ports.

So, What Does This Mean?

This escalation in Crimea emphasizes the intense and fluid nature of the Ukraine-Russia conflict. While Ukraine’s assault signifies a determined pushback against Russian control in Crimea, it also reflects the broader geopolitical tensions at play, especially with the involvement of North Korea and the U.S.'s warnings. The strategic importance of the Black Sea, particularly in terms of grain trade routes, has heightened stakes. With Romania's discovery of drone fragments, the conflict's ripple effects potentially threaten to extend beyond Ukraine's borders, prompting NATO to remain vigilant and underscoring the global implications of this ongoing confrontation.

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Unknown member
Sep 14, 2023

putin is between a rock and a hard place! My strategic and political studies to Masters degree level, give me disconcerting moments! Accepting that the nuclear option has its pitfalls for putin, what else looms for him ? well, he is currently by any sensible commentator losing this illegal war! where does that leave us and him ? So he loses completely in the near future, no more Donbass/Luhansk or , and most importantly Crimea!!......At home ! hmnnn, he`s already an international war criminal, he`s killed at least 275,000 Russian military! he`s as popular as a dose of Typhoid, He`s killed or imprisoned all of his detractors or dissident`s....And he`s lost to a smaller neighbour! what next>>> Ukraine eve…

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Sep 17, 2023
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The Russian people have shown themselves to respond to lines in the sand . 1990 -1991 the people had enough . If they can be fast enough I think they can do yeT another bloodless Coup

It’s the best chance they have to getting their country back and under the peoples Control., they will need help afterward.

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Sep 14, 2023

My father was a geophysicist at Rice University where I studied Astrophysics. I've studied the whole nuke question but exactly zero news outlets cover the blindingly obvious; nuclear warheads require regular and very sophisticated maintenance. The warhead needs to be completely disassemble so the initiator at the center of the Plutonium sphere can be replaced. The initiator is radioactive so after a while it becomes ineffective. The batteries need to be replaced. Everything needs a microscopic examination for corrosion. The slightest amount of dust or corrosion can render the warhead a dud. This maintenance is fabulously expensive. Has Russia spent $10 billion a year maintaining their 7,000 warheads? Russia's entire military budget is $65BB a year. Additionally, the war…


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Sep 14, 2023

Also teh "Sea ALL" in the recent post section has almost zero visibility. Put in an arrow, make the text bigger or bolder, or make it red like the heart icon above. See attached.


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Sep 14, 2023

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Sep 14, 2023

So Putin is looking at his own death and figuring he'll take the rest of us with him?

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