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Makeshift drone wounds six in Crimea


Warships on display during Russia’s Navy Day celebration in Novorossiysk, Russia, on Sunday Associated Press

Makeshift drone wounds six in Crimea

No one immediately claimed responsibility for a seemingly improvised attack Sunday at the naval headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet on the Crimean Peninsula. A small explosive device was carried by a drone, which the Black Sea Fleet’s press service described as “low-power” and homemade. Sunday was Russia’s Navy Day holiday and the strike happened during ceremonies honoring the navy in the city of Sevastopol. The strike came from inside the city, and Crimean authorities are treating it as a terrorist attack. 

What’s happening in Ukraine? The mayor of the port city of Mykolaiv said targeted shelling Sunday killed Oleksiy Vadatursky, one of Ukraine’s wealthiest men who also heads a grain production and export business. Vadatursky owned one of the biggest agriculture businesses in the country and it included a fleet to export grain. The mayor said the missile seemed to specifically target Vadatursky and his wife’s bedroom, killing them both.

Dig deeper: Listen to Anna Mandin’s report on The World and Everything in It podcast on one woman’s mission to support Ukrainian soldiers on the ground.


Mary Muncy

Mary Muncy is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. She graduated from World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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