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Ukraine claims one other vital strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet | Russia-Ukraine battle Information

Ukraine claims one other vital strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet | Russia-Ukraine battle Information


Kyiv’s army intelligence unit says it sank the patrol ship Sergey Kotov close to the Crimean peninsula.

Ukraine claims to have destroyed a Russian army patrol boat close to the annexed Crimean peninsula.

The nation’s army intelligence unit, GUR, mentioned on Tuesday that it had hit the Sergey Kotov with drones. It reported that the patrol ship had sunk, making it the newest sufferer in a sequence of assaults on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.

Posting on the Telegram messaging app, GUR mentioned that the vessel was destroyed by particular unit Group 13 close to the Kerch Strait, which sits between Crimea and Russia.

The army intelligence unit revealed a video on social media, claiming that the grainy footage depicted the ship being downed.

It was not the primary time Ukraine had attacked the ship, reportedly price $65m. Nevertheless, this time, the in a single day strike triggered vital “harm to the strict, starboard and port sides”.

Navy intelligence spokesman Andriy Yusov mentioned the strike had left some lifeless and wounded, but it surely was probably some crew members had managed to evacuate.

In an obvious reference to the assault, the Ukrainian president’s chief of employees, Andriy Yermak, mentioned on Telegram that Russia’s Black Sea Fleet – based mostly within the peninsula’s port of Sevastopol – is “a logo of the occupation,” including that, “it can’t be in Ukraine’s Crimea”.

There was no official response from the Russian defence ministry.

Strategic battleground

The Black Sea has turn into an more and more essential battleground of Russia’s two-year invasion.

In latest months, Ukraine has mounted a sequence of assaults on the Black Sea Fleet, pushing Russia’s ships out of the western waters to assist unlock a key export route.

In February, the Caesar Kunikov touchdown ship was hit off the southern coast of Crimea. Later the identical month the missile-armed corvette Ivanovets was proven on Ukrainian army footage sinking stern-first beneath the waves.

On land, the adversaries stay largely slowed down on the entrance line in jap Ukraine and proceed to swap cross-border air assaults, in addition to clandestine operations concentrating on infrastructure.

On Monday, Ukraine hinted that it was behind an assault on a railway bridge within the Russian area of Samara, with army intelligence boasting that the assault had “paralysed’ site visitors within the space.

On Tuesday, a army intelligence supply in Kyiv advised AFP that Ukraine had carried out an assault on an oil depot within the Belgorod border area setting storage tanks ablaze.

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Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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