Tue. Sep 26th, 2023
Ukrainian Missile Attack Damages Russian Vessels in Crimea Shipyard

A recent Ukrainian missile attack on the Sevastopol Shipyard in Russian-annexed Crimea has caused significant damage to a large Russian landing ship and submarine, according to commercial satellite imagery. The attack, which took place on September 13, was confirmed by the Russian defence ministry, although they claim that both vessels will be fully repaired and return to service.

Images taken by the Black Sky company, one day before and on the day of the attack, clearly show visible damage to the two vessels in dry dock at the shipyard. The Minsk Project 775 Ropucha-class landing ship and the Rostov-on-Don Kilo-class submarine sustained the damage.

The attack on Sevastopol is considered the most significant in the ongoing war, as this port city is the home of the Russian navy’s Black Sea Fleet. Russian forces took control of the Crimean peninsula and annexed it from Ukraine in 2014.

The Ukrainian government has stated that the damage caused to the vessels is likely beyond repair, and the Russian navy will have to replace them. On the other hand, Russia’s defence ministry maintains that the vessels will be fully repaired and put back into service.

This incident highlights the ongoing tension and conflict between Ukraine and Russia, with both sides continuing to engage in military actions. The full extent of the damage and the impact on the Russian navy’s operations in the Black Sea remains to be seen.

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