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Ship transporting Shahed missiles from Iran attacked in Crimea

Ship transporting Shahed missiles from Iran attacked in Crimea A ship carrying Shahed missiles was attacked in the port of Feodosia (photo: Getty Images)

In the temporarily occupied Crimea, in the port of Feodosia, during the night of December 26, a ship carrying Shahed attack drones from Iran was reportedly attacked, according to the Crimean Wind.

Powerful explosions were reported in Feodosia, and Russian media claimed that it was the result of the air defense forces' actions.

Later, local residents began reporting a significant fire in the area of the Feodosia port. The occupation head of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, confirmed the attack and stated that the port area was surrounded.

The Telegram channel Crimean Wind reported that, according to their information, a ship that brought Shahed drones from Iran was attacked.

"This time, following the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the cruiser Moskva, a large landing ship, Novocherkassk' is heading our way," stated the commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Mykola Oleshchuk.

"The rumor has it that Shahed drones were being transported," mentioned the Ukrainian Air Force.

Footage of the arrival has appeared on social media:

Situation in Crimea

In Crimea, explosions are becoming more frequent. Ukrainian defenders have carried out dozens of operations on the peninsula and in the Black Sea, targeting and destroying Russian bases, depots, and ships.

For instance, on December 24, a powerful explosion was reported in Sevastopol. According to witnesses, there was a sound resembling that of a missile before the explosion.

Additionally, on December 20, there was news of a powerful explosion in the vicinity of the settlement of Chornomorske in western Crimea. At that time, it was reported to have hit the center of the long-range space communications of the Russian Aerospace Forces.