NATO's Boeing P-8 Poseidon was circling above the easternmost point of Romania at the time of the missile strike on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol. The distance from that point in Romania to the site of that attack is 313 kilometres.
The aircraft is equipped with a Raytheon APY-10 multi-purpose long-range reconnaissance radar. It is believed that the aircraft is attributed to the US Navy.
In the afternoon of September 22, Ukraine launched a missile attack targeting the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy in the city of Sevastopol, Crimea. According to preliminary reports, at least six people were injured.
Ukraine launched several cruise missiles targeting Sevastopol. Air defences shot down most of them. One missile hit the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet. The debris of another missile crashed in the suburbs of Bakhchisarai and caused grass to catch fire.
It is believed that the attack on the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol was carried out with the use of Anglo-French air-to-ground Storm Shadow cruise missiles.
According to most recent reports, one military man was killed in the missile attack on the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, the Ministry of Defense said. Russian air defence systems shot down five missiles while repelling the attack on the city.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia