Ukraine tried to attack the Black Sea Fleet ship “Ivan Khurs” with Western-made unmanned boats, declared Source RIA Novosti.
UPDATE. Servicemen of the crew of the ship “Ivan Khurs”, who repelled the drone attack in the Bosphorus region, are presented for combat awards, informed TASS in reference to the Russian Defense Ministry.
The agency’s interlocutor claims that the unmanned vehicles were launched from the naval operations center in Ochakovo, which was opened in 2018 with the participation of the United States.
“They were checked using built-in Starlink satellite Internet modules received by Kyiv from the United States,” the agency’s interlocutor said.
According to him, target designation for the drones was provided by American reconnaissance equipment, and the drones themselves were unlikely to be Ukrainian-made.
“Despite the bravado of Kiev representatives regarding the use of their own drones, i.e. Ukrainian production, their profile (on a video released by the Russian Ministry of Defense) suggests otherwise,” said The source.
He added that the Mykola-type maritime drones, which are assembled in Ukraine from components supplied by NATO, are completely different.
According to the agency’s interlocutor, all this indicates that Kyiv received “an undeclared batch of new Western-made unmanned maritime vehicles, not declared for the Western public.” The source suggested the UK was behind the delivery, having “extensive experience in creating and fighting the use of such systems in various parts of the world’s oceans”.
“The sabotage against the Russian Navy in Turkey’s maritime exclusive economic zone, at a distance of more than 200 nautical miles from the zone of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, is a continuation of the provocative course of the Anglo-Saxons to intensify and expand its geography,” the source concluded. RIA Novosti.
Information about the attack on Ivan Khurs appeared on May 24. On the same day, the Russian Defense Ministry said that three Ukrainian drone boats tried to attack the Ivan Khurs, 140 km northeast of the Bosphorus, while the ship was securing the Turkish Stream and Blue Stream gas pipelines. . The agency added that the boats had been destroyed and posted a video to that effect. On May 26, “Ivan Khurs” independently returned to Sevastopol.
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