Contents tagged with Black Sea Fleet

  • Ukrainian Navy reports significant reduction in Russian Naval Forces in the Black Sea

    During the full-scale invasion by Russian forces, Ukraine has destroyed 28 enemy vessels, including the submarine Rostov-on-Don, said Ukrainian Naval Forces spokesperson Dmytro Pletenchuk during a press briefing.

    "The total number is 28, including the submarine Rostov-on-Don, which was hit in dry dock," Pletenchuk said.

    He also highlighted that the significance lies not only in the number of destroyed vessels but their importance.

    "Among the destroyed ships are three cruise missile carriers, …

  • Russia withdraws final patrol ship from Crimea as Ukraine gains precision strike capability

    Russia has withdrawn all its patrol ships from occupied Crimea, the Ukrainian Navy has announced. In a significant development, the last remaining Russian patrol ship has now departed the region, reported Dmytro Pletenchuk, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Navy, on Facebook on Monday, July 15. According to Pletenchuk, this day should be remembered as the last Russian patrol ship exits Ukrainian territory in Crimea.

    "The last Russian Black Sea Fleet patrol ship is leaving our Crimea as we speak. …

  • Ukraine sinks Russian patrol boat using domestic drone in Crimea

    On the night of May 6, residents of the annexed Crimean Peninsula reported hearing explosions, resulting in the destruction of a high-speed Russian vessel estimated to be worth over a million dollars.

    Speaking on a national news broadcast, Andriy Yusov, a spokesperson for the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine (GUR MOU), said that a Russian Mongoose series boat was sunk in the Black Sea. Valued at more than 125 million rubles (approximately $1.3 million), …

  • Ukraine claims to have destroyed a third of Russian Black Sea fleet

    At the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Black Sea Fleet had around 80 combat vessels. Now, 25 of these vessels have been destroyed, with another 15 severely damaged, said a representative of the Ukrainian Naval Forces, Dmytro Pletenchuk, during a national news broadcast.

    The host asked for an update on the Russian ship losses. The Ukrainian Naval Forces representative reported that the enemy had 80 ships, of which 30-35 were heavily armed, including submarines, …

  • Ukraine makes history by destroying Russian missile ship before it is put into service

    Ukraine has made history by destroying an Russian missile ship, the Askold, before it could be put into service. The ship was set to join the Russian Black Sea Fleet in December, as reported by Defense Express analysts.

    Although the ship remains afloat, it has suffered critical damage to vital components and will need to be reconstructed entirely.

    According to experts, the missiles targeted the central area of the Askold corvette, where eight vertical launch systems for Kalibr or Onyx cruise …

  • Kyiv: 34 Russian officers, including Black Sea Fleet Commander, killed in Ukrainian missile strike on Sevastopol

    As the result of a missile strike by Ukrainian military on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, 34 officers were killed, including the fleet commander, reported the Special Operations Forces of Ukraine. "After the destruction of the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters, 34 officers, including the commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, were killed. Another 105 occupants were injured. The headquarters building is beyond repair," the statement …

  • Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate: high-ranking Russian generals among casualties in missile strike on Black Sea Fleet headquarters

    At least nine people were killed and another 16 were injured, including Russian generals, in yesterday's attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, said Kirill Budanov, the head of Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate.

    "Among the injured are Major General Romanchuk, the group commander, who is in a very serious condition. Lieutenant General Tsekov, the chief of staff, is unconscious. The number of injured ordinary servicemen who are not staff members is still …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine has disabled five Russian large landing ships since the beginning of war

    Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Defense Forces have disabled five of the six large landing ships of the Russian fleet, said the speaker of the Ukrainian Naval Forces Dmitry Pletenchuk.

    According to him, the Saratov large landing ship was the first to be sunk in the port of temporarily occupied Berdyansk. It was hit by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on March 24, 2022. In the same period, the landing ships Caesar Kunikov and Novocherkassk were damaged. …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Putin was forced to return to 'grain agreement', no security guarantees for Russian Black Sea Fleet were provided

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba commented on the Kremlin’s statements that in exchange for Russia’s return "grain agreement", Ukraine allegedly promised not to attack the Black Sea Fleet. The Minister recalled that Ukraine has never used the "green corridors" for military purposes and is not going to do so in the future.

    "This guarantee is simply Russia's way of saving face. Russia returned to the Grain Initiative not because someone gave it any assurances, but because there was a lot …

  • Putin demands that Ukraine provides security guarantees for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said that, in order for Russia to rejoin the "grain initiative", Ukraine must provide security guarantees for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.

    "We are not saying that we are stopping our participation in this operation (grain initiative). No, we are talking about the fact that we are suspending it," said Putin.

    He stressed that as soon as such security guarantees are provided by Ukraine, Russia will return to the agreement.

    Putin also demanded that the UN, which is …