Two French-supplied "SCALP" cruise missiles slammed into Russia's Black Sea Naval Headquarters on Crimea today. Several high ranking Russian military officers were reportedly killed and the building in Sevastopol "split in half."
There is fury in Moscow, with leading Russian government officials publicly saying "It's time for an ultimatum to the West."
Russian sources say two SCALP missiles, supplied by France-- and not Storm Shadow missiles which would have been British-supplied -- hit the building
The rockets penetrated several floors, tearing the building in half. The fire at the scene was burning until a short while ago.
The attack has sparked outrage in Moscow as it comes on the heels of a double strike against the Kilo-class amphibious assault ship and submarine.
"The Kiev regime, instigated and pushed by the collective West, will not stop escalating the military conflict with Russia, each time raising its level and crossing any "red lines" again and again" say Russian officials.
This trend is confirmed by today's attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Sevastopol.
The attack on Sevastopol was probably coordinated with the Western allies. Kiev has already confirmed its participation in it.
According to the Flightradar24 portal, an American P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft, having taken off from Sicily at 9:31 Moscow time, was patrolling over Romania during the Ukrainian missile attack on Sevastopol. Earlier, a US RQ-4B Global Hawk reconnaissance drone was spotted in the area.
The editor-in-chief of the Russian state TV channel RT, Rossiya Segodnya news agency and Sputnik news agency, Margarita Simonyan, believes that after today's attack in Sevastopol, Russia should stop turning a blind eye to the direct involvement of the West in the military conflict , limited to usual warnings and cautions.
"It is time to deliver an ultimatum in its harshest form not only to Kiev, but also to its patrons in NATO." she said.
The adviser to the deputy head of the DPR, Yan Gagin, in an interview with RIA Novosti, said that NATO aircraft should be considered legitimate military targets if they are involved in attacks on Russian territory.
Such aircraft should be shot down by air defense forces with "warning to the country they belong to" Gagin believes.
The Ukraine/NATO attack upon Sevastopol comes one day after a 50 missile attack by Russia against NATO-supplied facilities in Ukraine (Story Here).
MORE ESCALATION COMING - FAST
Word from Washington, DC today alleges (illegitimate) President Joe Biden told Ukraine President Zelensky the U.S. __will__ supply advanced ATACMS missiles to Ukraine very soon.
In addition, word from the Pentagon says M1A1 Abrams tanks will arrive in Ukraine shortly as well.
BOTH systems were previously said to be not on the table for Ukraine, and now BOTH are on their way.
If the ATACMS arrive in Ukraine, the area shown in yellow on the map below will then be in range for Ukraine to hit. This would be a GIGANTIC escalation by the West against Russia.