Ukrainian special forces claimed that Admiral Viktor Sokolov, Moscow's top commander in Crimea, and 33 officers were killed in a missile attack on the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in the port of Sevastopol last week.

Russia has not yet issued a statement on the matter. If confirmed, the killing of Sokolov would be one of Kiev's most significant attacks on Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014 and annexed.

"After the attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea fleet, a total of 34 officers, including the commander of the Russian Black Sea fleet, were killed. Another 105 invaders were wounded."

It is known that Ukraine has recently increased its attacks in the Black Sea and the Crimean Peninsula and has been using unmanned aerial vehicles in these attacks.

Kiev argues that the destruction of the Russian Black Sea fleet will significantly accelerate the end of the war.

The fact that the Russian-appointed governor of Sevastopol recently held a meeting to strengthen the city's defenses is seen as a sign of the seriousness of Ukraine's latest attacks on the city.

This weekend, Ukraine targeted the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014. Footage emerged of the moment the headquarters in Sevastopol was hit.

The Russian Defense Ministry first announced that an officer was missing as a result of the attack, but later reported that this person had lost his life.

He attended the Defense Ministry meeting
On the other hand, Admiral Viktor Sokolov attended the meeting organized by the Russian Defense Ministry after the news about his death.

With his appearance at the meeting, the news that Sokolov was killed was also denied.