In October, the Russian Defense Ministry reported the destruction of seven aerial and sea drones that were attempting a massive attack against those facilities.
On January 16, 2023, another drone attack took place against Sevastopol, where the anti-aircraft defense forces shot down 10 units. Shortly thereafter, in February, Russian air defense forces shot down two drones near the Balaklava thermal power plant.
Founded in 1783, Sevastopol is Crimea's largest city and most important port. Its administrative area has 864 square kilometers, where about 547,820 inhabitants reside, mostly of Russian origin. In 2014, Russia granted Sevastopol the status of a federal city.