Drone strike hits Russia's Black Sea fleet in Ukraine's occupied Crimea

Drone strike hits Russia's Black Sea fleet in Ukraine's occupied Crimea

A drone targeted Russia's Black Sea navy headquarters in Ukraine's Crimea, an official claimed.

Mikhail Razvozhayev, the Moscow-installed governor of Sevastopol, confirmed the hit on Telegram.

Razvozhayev said the drone "flew through the roof" and that Russian soldiers couldn't stop the strike.

Thirty minutes later, the drone was shot down "close above fleet headquarters"

Unknown if drone was shot down, but web footage shows black smoke over structure.

Oleg Kryuchkov, a Russian official in Crimea, urged locals to "stay calm" as "little drone attacks continue.

"The aim is psychological," he said. "The bombs are little and ineffective."

Reuters reported this week that half of Russia's naval combat jets are out of operation.

Multiple explosions at Novofedorivka airfield, 60 miles north of Sevastopol, were reported earlier this month.

Nine jets were destroyed in the explosions, which Russia downplayed by blaming explosives.

Western official: Ukraine's "kinetic ramifications" beyond Russian lines have "huge psychological effect on Russian leadership."

The U.K. defence ministry says Ukraine and Russia made little progress this week and won't in the coming weeks.

"Russian forces are probably only prepared for limited local assaults," the ministry stated in a daily briefing.