Ukrainian cruise missiles have hit Russia’s newest state of the art ship in the Kerch which were fired by Ukrainian Su-24 bombers.
The 220 foot missile corvette Askold was struck by the missiles also known as SCLAP which will now force the Black Sea Fleet to relocate further away from the fontlines.
Ukraine’s strategic communications directorate said: “Confirmed. The Russian missile carrier ‘Askold’ – the newest ship of the ‘Karakurt’ project with ‘stealth’ technology was damaged due to the damage of the naval and port infrastructure of the ‘Zaliv’ plant in the temporarily occupied Crimea.”
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British Intelligence has said that the “KARAKURST-class Askold” had not been commissioned into the Russian Navy.
The British Ministry of Defense said in a report on Tuesday, “The KARAKURST-class Askold, launched in 2021, had not been commissioned into the Russian Navy.
What an amazing video of Russian Karakurt-class corvette "Askold" being directly hit by a Ukrainian missile at a shipyard in Kerch. pic.twitter.com/Gibq4gOPeF
— Sergej Sumlenny, LL.M (@sumlenny) November 6, 2023
“The incident is farther to the east in Crimea than most previous Ukrainian-claimed long-range strikes.
“Ukraine’s capability to hit Crimean shipbuilding infrastructure will likely cause Russia to consider relocating farther from the front line, delaying the delivery of new vessels.”
Cting Ukrainian and Russian sources, “on 4 November 2023, a newly built Russian naval corvette was almost certainly damaged after being struck while alongside at the Zaliv shipyard in Kerch, occupied Crimea.”