Written by

Nick Blenkey

Russian video purports to point out Sokolov, decrease left, collaborating in a gathering [Screengrab from YouTube]

Russia’s Protection Ministry has launched video purporting to displaying the Commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Viktor Sokolov, collaborating by way of a video hyperlink in a Russian Protection Ministry board assembly, mentioned to have taken place as we speak.

As we reported yesterday, a variety of Ukrainian sources reported that he had been killed in a devastating missile strike on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on September 22.

Immediately, a number of analysts have solid doubts on the credibility of the video footage, not least about when it was shot.

Ukrainian information company Ukrinform reviews that the particular operations forces SSO of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “are verifying data relating to the destruction of the commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, Viktor Sokolov.”

“As , 34 officers have been killed because of a missile assault on the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. Out there sources declare that the commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was among the many useless. A lot of them haven’t but been recognized because of the disparity of physique fragments,” Ukrinform reviews the SSO as saying in a publish on its Telegram channel.

The SSO added that because the Russians have been urgently pressured to publish a response with an apparently alive Sokolov, particular forces models are clarifying the data.

Sokolov is the one at backside left