Several Russian commanders were killed or seriously injured in a devastating Ukrainian missile strike against a military headquarters, it was claimed today.
Lieutenant General Kyrylo Budanov, the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, said at least nine Russian soldiers or sailors had been killed and 16 injured during an attack on Friday by Storm Shadow missiles on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Russian-occupied Crimea.
The strike, by as many as three missiles, was timed to coincide with a meeting of senior military leaders. Among those believed to be seriously injured was Colonel General Alexander Romanchuk, the commander leading the Kremlin’s forces in southern Ukraine. Lieutenant General Oleg Tsekov, the commander of ground forces usually based in Arctic Russia, is also understood to be in a serious condition after the barrage.