Strike Russian Navy with Ukrainian Naval Drones

The Russian fleet in the Black Sea suffered another painful blow. One of their DropShips sustained damage in a suspected Ukrainian attackor in the port of Novorossiysk, some 500 kilometers from Ukrainian-controlled territory. The ‘Olenegorskyi Gorniak’ was observed to capsize severely while being towed towards shore as she was apparently so badly damaged that she could no longer move under her own power.

Despite the evidence, Russian authorities claimed the attack by two Ukrainian water drones was successfully repelled in the port. In fact, video shows one of the drones exploding with no target in sight. However, sources from the Ukrainian Security Service released another video for the media outlet Ukrainska Pravda. Apparently you can see it A small boat without a pilot quickly approached the ship, which resembled the ship damaged in Novorossiysk.

The sources claim that the operation was carried out jointly by the Security Service and the Naval Forces of Ukraine. “A surface drone, carrying 450 kilograms of TNT“attacked an enemy ship with about 100 crew members on board,” the statement said. Accordingly, the Russian ship suffered a major injury and is currently unable to perform its combat duties. “All the statements made by the Russians about the ‘repelled attack’ are therefore wrong,” he says.

The 112-meter-long Olenegorskyi Gornyak is one of those Russian Northern Fleet and entered the Black Sea, apparently in preparation for the invasion of Ukraine. It served to transport troops and military equipment to the occupied Ukrainian ports. The landing near Odessa was feared in the initial stages of the invasion.

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However, after the Russian flagship “Moskva” was sunk in a probable missile attack, Russian ships were kept at a greater distance from the Ukrainian coast. Ukraine has had previously attacked the Russian naval base in occupied Sevastopolbut this attack shows his greater ability to hit the Russian ships even further.

“This war began with the total supremacy of the Russian Navy in the northwestern parts of the Black Sea when it dared to sail near Odessa. Currently, Ukraine can effectively bring the war to Novorozyisk on the east side of the Black Sea,” the military analyst wrote. Mykola Bielieskov.

Russia had previously warned that ships transporting Ukrainian grain from Odessa could be seen as military targets. However, the increased efficiency of Ukraine’s drones could mean their limited ability to enforce the blockade of Ukraine’s grain exports to Africa and the rest of the world.

Drones are changing the rules of the game and destroying the value of the Russian fleet, he stressed Mykhailo PodoliakAdvisor to the Office of the President of Ukraine.

“The presence of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea will end and with it the traditional blackmail of Moscow. “Ukraine will guarantee freedom and security for world trade in the Black Sea,” he predicted on his Twitter account.

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