Ukraine destroys Russian landing ship and submarine in Sevastopol

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During the night of September 12 to 13, the Sevastopol naval base was attacked. The first images confirm the destruction of a landing ship. Announcements from Russian officials also confirm the loss of a Russian submarine. This attack demonstrates how a navy with only a flotilla of patrol boats can face one of the largest naval powers in the world.

On the night of September 12-13, the Sevastopol naval base was the target of a coordinated attack. This, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, included 10 missiles and three maritime drones (Reuters). The Ukrainians targeted two dry docks located in the southern area of ​​the naval base. Recent satellite images showed that the two holds were occupied by;

  • the Minsk tank landing ship (Ropucha class)
  • an improved Kilo class submarine

The attack appears to have been extremely precise, as one of the first images of the burning Minsk shows.

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