Status: 25/09/2023, 06:44 a.m.
By: Franziska Schwarz
The Ukrainian counteroffensive seems to be achieving certain successes in the south of the war zone. The news ticker on the Ukraine war.
- Breakthrough on the Southern Front: Volodymyr Zelensky's military reports successes
- Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Crimea: naval officers die in attack
- Headquarters in Sevastopol: command center of the Navy of Vladimir Putin
- The information processed here comes from international media and news agencies, but also from the warring parties Russia, Ukraine and their allies. In particular, the information on losses of the armies involved in the Ukraine war cannot be independently verified.
Kyiv – Russia also attacked the Black Sea region of Odessa and other regions in the south from the air on Sunday (24 September), according to the Ukrainian Air Force.
Ukraine reports breakthrough on the southern front
According to official military data from Kyiv, Ukrainian troops continue to advance on the front line in the south. The General Staff report for Sunday morning said that the troops "are pushing the enemy out of their positions near Verbowe in the Zaporizhzhia region and are entrenched at the positions reached." The commander in this section, Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnawskyi, spoke of a breakthrough.
Navy officers die in attack on Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Crimea
Earlier it became known that high-ranking naval officers were also killed in the Ukrainian attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea. "The details of the attack will be revealed as soon as possible," the military in Kiev said on Saturday.
The rocket fire occurred during a meeting of the Russian naval leadership. Dozens of "occupiers" were killed and injured, it said. Satellite images showed the port city of Sevastopol after the shelling:
Satellite image of Sevastopol after the attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet © Handout/Planet Labs PBC/AFP
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Command center targeted for Russia's war against Ukraine
Ukraine had attacked the headquarters in Sevastopol on Friday. The Ukrainian army spoke of a "successful attack". According to Russian sources, a Russian soldier was missing.
The Russian Black Sea Fleet is stationed in the port of Sevastopol. One of the Russian command centers for Moscow's war against Ukraine is located there. From there, the Russian occupying forces in the south of Ukraine are supplied and missile attacks are carried out. (with news agency material)