Part of the services of the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was transferred from Sevastopol to Novorossiysk

08:49 29 August Kyiv, Ukraine

Sources of the Russian Novaya Gazeta confirmed that part of the services of the Black Sea Fleet headquarters was transferred from Sevastopol to Novorossiysk. And this is a very significant step. This is done when there is no way to ensure the safety of the headquarters or there is confidence that the territory can be lost.
The evacuation began amid attacks on military installations in Crimea over the past month. The headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet, located in Sevastopol, was attacked by drones on July 31 and August 20. Several people were injured in the first attack.

Attacks on airbases and airfields took place in Novofedorovka (Saki), Belbek, and the village of Gvardeyskoye. Military warehouses were blown up in Dzhankoy. In Sevastopol, Kerch, Evpatoria, Bakhchisarai, Saki and many other settlements, air defense was activated. As a result of the explosions in Novofedorovka, one person died and 14 were injured. According to satellite images, at least eight aircraft were destroyed, including three scarce Su-30s.. 62 apartment buildings and 20 commercial properties were also damaged. The Kremlin categorically denies the version of the Ukrainian attack.

After attacks on airfields, Russia evacuated ten fighters from Crimea: six Su-35s and four MiG-31s were transferred from the peninsula to avoid further aircraft losses, according to a secret NATO report dated August 22. According to the bloc, Russia withdraws fighters from Crimea and strengthens air defense. NATO believes that Russia has increased the number of tactical surface-to-air missiles in Crimea to counter Ukrainian attacks, including with the help of drones.

According to NATO, Belbek near Sevastopol remains "Russia's main airfield for air support [troops] in southern Ukraine and over the Black Sea." There are about 32 Russian fighter pilots there. Basically, there are Su-27 aircraft, but also Su-35S and MiG-31BM.