The Armed Forces of Ukraine claim that the commander leading the Black Sea Fleet died in the attack on the command of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the southern Crimea, which Russia unilaterally annexed. However, there is a view that the Black Sea Fleet will maintain its offensive capabilities, and there are concerns about retaliation against the Ukrainian side.
Ukrainian forces claim on the 25th that 22 cadres, including the commander leading the Black Sea Fleet, were killed in the 34nd attack on the command of the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet in the southern Crimean military port city of Sevastopol.
There has been no official reaction from the Russian side to this, but the Russian media has negatively reported that it is "false information" according to an official from the Ministry of Defense.
The American think tank "War Research Institute" said on the 25th that there is no confirmation of the death of the commander, but pointed out that "if the death is reported, it will cause major confusion in the command and control of the Russian Black Sea Fleet."
On the other hand, the British Ministry of Defense said on the 26th that the attacks on the Russian Black Sea Fleet are intensifying, and pointed out that "the physical damage caused by the attack on the command center is large but local, and the Black Sea Fleet maintains its core mission capability such as cruise missile attacks and surveillance and surveillance."
On top of that, he said, "The attack of the Ukrainian army is likely to force Russia to take a reactionary stance," and expressed the view that there are concerns about retaliation by Russia in response to the series of attacks.