New Delhi, India:- Reports of Admiral Viktor Sokolov’s death may have been greatly overemphasized.
Ukraine on Monday claimed to have eliminated Sokolov– the leader of Russia’s Black Sea marine fleet– in an assault on the port of Sevastopol last week. Yet on Tuesday, Sokolov appeared, apparently to life and also well, in video footage of a Kremlin defense meeting, published by Russian state-owned newswire RIA Novosti.
In a preliminary statement after last Friday’s attack, the Russian defense ministry said it had shot down five incoming rockets as well and only one serviceman was killed, though the fleet’s headquarters were damaged.
Yet records about Sokolov’s death flowed online as well and Ukraine leaped Monday at the possibility of announcing his killing as well as stating that it had caused massive casualties on the Russians in busy Crimea. Politicians could not individually verify the Ukrainian insurance claims.
The rocket barrage was the current in Ukraine’s pursuit to liberate busy Crimea, which Russian President Vladimir Putin confiscated in 2014. Two weeks back, Ukraine trashed a Russian submarine in the port of Sevastopol and also gained back control of tactically crucial oil as well as gas drilling platforms situated in the Black Sea