SEVASTOPOL, November 22. /TASS/. Three drones trying to attack Sevastopol from the sea have been downed, the city’s governor, Mikhail Razvozhayev, said on Tuesday.
"Two drones were downed while trying to approach the Balaklava thermal power plant. Ukrainian Nazis attempted to attack our Balaklava thermal power plant again. It looks like they wanted this attack to coincide with a terrorist attack seven years ago, when they undermined electricity transmission lines in the Kherson Region on November 22 and left Crimea and Sevastopol without electricity. They have failed. Today, our fleet also repelled attacks from three drones over the sea," he wrote on his Telegram channel.
He said earlier in the day that two drones had been downed by air defense systems in Sevastopol.
According to the governor, the attack was not followed by fires or damage to infrastructure facilities. No one was hurt.
The previous attack on the Balaklava thermal power plant was staged in the evening on October 27. The attack caused fire to one of the transformers, which was shut down for maintenance.
On the night of November 22, 2015, Ukrainian activists blew up electricity pylons in Ukraine’s Kherson Region, leaving more than two million people in Crimea without electricity. The electricity grid on the peninsula was switched to isolated operation mode, with rolling power cuts being used. The situation improved after an energy bridge with a capacity of 400 MWt was launched from Russia’s Krasnodar Territory across the Kerch Strait. Later, the Balaklava and Tavricheskaya thermal power plants were launched in Sevastopol and Simferopol.