On the 27th, media affiliated with the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video saying that the commander was interviewed about the commander claiming that the Ukrainian side died in the attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, southern Ukraine, which Russia unilaterally annexed. It is an information war with the Ukrainian side over the life and death of the commander.
The Ukrainian military claims that 22 people were killed in the attack on the command of the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet in the southern Crimean port city of Sevastopol on the 34nd of this month, including the commander leading the Black Sea Fleet.
The commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy is Viktor Sokolov, who became the commander of the Black Sea Fleet last September and has the rank of highest-ranking admiral of the Russian Navy.
In response, media affiliated with the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video on the 9th claiming that Mr. Sokolov was answering an interview with the media.
In it, a person who identifies himself as Mr. Sokolov states that "the Black Sea Fleet is carrying out its mission with confidence," which seems to be aimed at appealing that the commander is alive and well.
It has not been revealed when or where this footage was filmed.
On the other hand, the special operations forces of the Ukrainian army claimed on SNS on the 27th that "according to available sources, the commander was among the dead," and it has become an information war between the two sides over the life and death of the head of the strategically important Black Sea Fleet for Russia.