A flurry of armed drone aircraft and boats attacked Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that Ukraine carried out the attack, which involved nine aerial drones and seven unmanned boats. The ministry said both military and civilian vessels were targeted and that one Russian ship was damaged.
Moscow accused British “specialists” of being involved in the attack by training Ukrainian forces. “The preparation of this terrorist act and the training of military personnel of 73rd Marine Special Operations Center were carried out under supervision of British specialists,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.
London has denied being involved in the incident, although the UK has been training Ukrainian forces and reportedly has a special operations presence on the ground in Ukraine.
Russia said on Sunday that it recovered and analyzed the wreckage of the drones that were used to attack the Black Sea Fleet. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that the drones were equipped with navigation equipment that was made in Canada.
Like most recent attacks on Crimea, Ukraine has not taken credit for the operation in Sevastopol, but there’s little doubt Kyiv was responsible. The US and its allies have said they support Ukrainian attacks on Crimea, which Russia has controlled since 2014.
Moscow has demonstrated its willingness to escalate in response to attacks on Crimea. After a truck bombing on the Kerch Bridge, which connects the Crimean peninsula to the Russian mainland, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the most extensive missile strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure that have been seen in the war.
Russia said that the drones that attacked Sevastopol used the corridor established by the grain deal that has unlocked Ukraine’s Black Sea ports and facilitated grain exports. In response to the attack, Russia pulled out of the Turkish and UN-brokered agreement.
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You don’t mention the Russian response in destroying the UK/ Uke/ US training base in Ochokov near Nikolaiev.
Without US / UK help this war would have been over months ago and a peace settlement would be in place , but as Boris Johnson said to the US puppet Zelensky we don`t want you talking peace with Russia the , THE WEST ISN`T READY , the question is ready for what ?.
You raise a good question Jesse James… Ready for what? Ready for High Noon! Nukes are polished and in their holsters. Now it is time for everyone to draw the line in the dirt with their boots. Check which way the wind is blowing. Pop the cork on a bottle of whiskey, gulp some down and then spit… Get ready, and launch those nukes!…..
Pardner, I’m gonna get out of town by sundown.
With the way the US/UK and others are supplying weapons from a bottomless pit, I cannot see an end to this war anytime soon.
Well Russia could leave
“”attack, which involved nine aerial drones and seven unmanned boats….. and that one Russian ship was damaged””
wow not a very successful operation.
A ship costs $300 million, I bet the drones cost a lot less than that. How damaged is the ship? If it is out of commission for the next year this attack is as effective as if it had been sunk.
Cut them some slack folks. Where else are they going to be able to practice new techniques in drone warfare? And boost sales.
Russia calling this a terrorist act goes to show how delusional the Kremlin is.
BTW, the grain ship corridor is way West than the ones used by the drones.
ha ha ha
we get to have the fun
none of the casualties
so dont blame us
when your stuff gets wrecked https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7e996d82bfad20c801b39ba4c2ef3da3d7d37b82c11181947b968a52dbdbeeb1.jpg
when your people are killed
cause we didnt do it
we didnt fire
behind the cameras
our asses off
“Flurry of Drones Attacks Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Crimea Moscow accused the UK of aiding Ukraine in the attack”
Some drones launched from grain ships and some drones used the grain corridor before making a 90 degree turn and heading for Crimea. Russia is responding with a valid move ending the grain deal and shipping corridor through the Black Sea to Odessa.
Also of note: British military operating in Ukraine provided planning and assistance for these drone attacks. This makes any and all UK forces in Ukraine fair game for General Armageddon’s operations and strikes.
The British lost 40,462 troops KIA in the Crimean War 1853 to 1856. Let’s see if they repeat the previous fiasco.
Long ago, I said this now proxy war would lead to state sponsered terrorism. British will strike Russia. It is highly possible that Russia will strike British interest. But you can be very sure the Julian Assanges* exposing it will be struck by their own governments. The whole War is destabilizing, now the G9-G20 countries get the burden for loss of grain.
*the people who allow secrets to be exposed.
The accusation against the UK is most likely just a test of the new PM see how he responds.
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