Ukraine strikes Russia's Black Sea Fleet headquarters as President Zelenskyy works to secure support from the US and Canada, ITV News Correspondent Robert Moore reports
A video has emerged of the moment a Ukrainian missile struck and exploded on Russia's Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Crimea.
The attack left one servicemember missing, with initial reports from Russia's Defence Ministry saying he had been killed.
It comes as the country's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Canadian Parliament saying "Moscow must lose once and for all.”
Photos and video footage of the air attack showed missile hurtling towards a building in Sevastopol in annexed Crimea where large plumes of smoke are already billowing out.
A loud explosion is heard in the moments after it makes impact.
The city's Russian-installed governor, Mikhail Razvozhayev, said no-one was injured outside the burning headquarters, and he didn't provide information on other casualties.
Residents say they heard explosions in the sky and saw smoke, Russian news outlets reported.
Video footage shows the moment a missile hit
Images, circulated on Ukrainian Telegram channels, showed clouds of smoke over the seafront.
Firefighters attempted to tackle the blaze as ambulances arrived at the fleet’s headquarters.
Shrapnel was scattered hundreds of metres around, the Russia's Tass news agency reported.
Russia's Defence Ministry claimed five missiles were shot down by air defence systems responding to the attack on Sevastopol.
It was not immediately clear if the headquarters was hit in a direct strike or by debris from an intercepted missile.
Oleg Kryuchkov, an official with the Crimean administration, said one cruise missile downed near Bakhchysarai, around 18.5 miles inland, sparked a grass fire.
Razvozhayev said civilian infrastructure wasn't damaged but did not mention the impact on the fleet headquarters.
He initially warned Sevastopol residents another attack was possible and urged them not to leave buildings or go to the city centre.
Razvozhayev later said there was no longer any threat of an air strike but reiterated calls not to go to the central part of the city, saying roads were closed and and unspecified “special efforts” were underway.
Police asked residents to leave the central part of the city, Tass said. The attack on the shipyard is thought to be the biggest in weeks.
The Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014 in an act that most of the world considered illegal, has been a frequent target since President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale invasion of Ukraine more than 18 months ago.
The attack comes as Zelenskyy flew into Canada's capital after he met with President Joe Biden and congressional leaders in Washington as an additional $24 billion aid package is being considered.
He also met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and told him “I have a lot of warm words and thanks from Ukraine to you.”
"You have helped us on the battlefield, financially and with humanitarian aid...Stay with us to our victory,” Zelenskyy said to the Canadian leader in his office, before addressing parliament.
"Moscow must lose once and for all. And it will lose,” Zelenskyy said during his address in Parliament.
Zelenskyy said Canada has always been on the “bright side of history” in fighting previous wars and said it has helped saved thousands of lives in this war with aid.
He also thanked thanked Canadians for financial support and for making Ukrainians fleeing war feel at home in Canada.
Zelenskyy repeatedly thanked Canada and received a number of standing ovations from dignitaries and parliamentarians.
Zelenskyy linked the suffering of Ukrainians now to the 1930s genocide caused by Stalin, when the Soviet leader was blamed for creating a man-made famine in Ukraine believed to have killed more than 3 million people. He noted that in 1993 it in was Edmonton, Canada, where the first monument in the world was erected to commemorate that genocide.
Trudeau called the visit an opportunity to show Zelenskyy “how strongly and unequivocally we stand with Ukraine" and announced an additional £394 million ($650 million Canadian) over three years for 50 armored vehicles that will be built in Canada.
It is Zelenskyy’s first visit to Canada since Russia's invasion, but he previously addressed the Canadian Parliament virtually after the war started.
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