Kyiv’s Defence Intelligence (HUR) has said that Ukrainian naval drones blew up a Russian missile boat in the Black Sea off the coast of Crimea.
The Russian missile boat called the Ivanovets was “hit and sunk” by four Ukrainian naval drones with at least one direct hit.
The missile boat was patrolling the Black Sea near to Lake Donuzlav in Crimea and suffered major damage “as a result of a number of direct hits to the hull,” the military intelligence agency said.
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The Ivanovets “rolled to the stern and then sank,” overnight the HUR said.
HUR spokesperson Andriy Yusov told the Kyiv Post: “Ukrainian naval drones are proving to be extremely effective.”
The Ukrainian intelligence agency said the Russian missile boat costs between $60 million to $70 million.