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The Strategic Implications of Ukraine’s Strikes in the Black Sea

No longer safe: smoke rises from a burning fuel tank in Sevastopol, Crimea after it was hit by a Ukrainian drone in April 2023. Image: Associated Press / Alamy

Ukraine’s recent long-range strikes against the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol and its ships triggered discussions about the related operational impact. Much less attention has been paid to the important strategic implications of Ukraine’s successful military activities in the Black Sea.

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Dr Dumitru Minzarari

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