Ukrainian special forces commandos conducted a raid in Crimea overnight on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in the latest series of strikes.
In recent months Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Crimea has been decimated by Ukrainian attacks. Ukraine’s Main Directorate of Intelligence (GUR) said two landing ships were damaged and each vessel can hold up to 92 soldiers.
The GUR said: “As a result of a night operation on the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea, small landing ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation were damaged by soldiers.”
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It added: “The ships were carrying a crew and loaded armoured vehicles, including BTR-82.
Andriy Yusov the representative of the Main Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine confirmed the information.
Yusov said, “Yes, this information is true. A successful operation of the Main Intelligence Agency in cooperation with other components of the Security and Defense Forces.
“Two landing craft are damaged. And this operation will continue.”
2 russian small landing ships were hit by sea drones in Crimea🔥
The ships carried crews and armored vehicles, including the BTR-82.
Occupiers used these ships for air defense purposes in the Black Sea utilizing Tor-M2 anti-aircraft missile systems.
— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) November 10, 2023
Yusov said in the near details will be published, “from which it will be possible to conclude that it’s about marine drones,” which damaged two Russian boats.
Yusov added, “Now they will not perform this function. These are new models of boats, relatively new Russian equipment.
“Damage to these watercraft poses serious problems for the enemy, given all the previous losses of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation.”