NewsUkrainians strike in early morning, sinking two ships

Ukrainians strike in early morning, sinking two ships

A recording of an attack from a sea drone and a map, showing Russian ships in the port, before the attack.
A recording of an attack from a sea drone and a map, showing Russian ships in the port, before the attack.
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11:09 AM EST, November 11, 2023

An attack carried out near occupied Crimea on Friday morning resulted in two Russian rapid landing vessels being hit and sunk, confirmed a representative of the Ukrainian Military Intelligence (HUR) in conversation with the Kyiv Independent portal. Sources from the Ukrainian Pravda service in Kiev corroborated that both units were sunk.

The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine released footage of the attack on Friday morning, captured partially with a kamikaze drone camera. The incident took place near the town of Chornomorske in the north-west of occupied Crimea.

The vessels were used for transporting personnel and armored vehicles, with one ship belonging to the Serna class and the other to the Ondatra class. Units of these models were previously utilized for transporting equipment and soldiers to the occupied Snake Island.

The Serna class landing ship is notable for its high-speed capabilities and can carry up to 45 tons of payload and 92 armed soldiers, mentioned HUR in a Telegram post.

The fate of the ships

On Friday afternoon, a reliable source of the Ukrainian Pravda service confirmed in an interview that both Russian landing boats had sunk and were beyond salvage.

The number of Russian soldiers and sailors who were killed or injured during this operation is currently unknown.

"Massive progress"

On Wednesday, Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, acknowledged that Ukraine has made "massive progress in destroying Russian resources in occupied Crimea".

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