Ukraine Claims to Have Damaged Another Russian Ship

Ukraine’s Bayraktar drones have successfully attacked Russia’s air defenses and support vessels at Zmiinyi Island (Snake Island).

According to a report by the British Ministry of Defense, “Russia’s resupply vessels have minimum protection in the western Black Sea, following the Russian Navy’s retreat to Crimea after the loss of the Moskva”.

“Russia’s current efforts to augment its forces on Zmiinyi Island offer Ukraine more opportunities to engage Russian troops and attrit material. If Russia consolidates its position on Zmiinyi Island with strategic air defense and coastal defense cruise missile, they could dominate the north-western Black Sea,” a portion of the Ministry of Defense statement read.

In a report by Ukrinform, it said that previous reports said Bayraktar drones attacked Zmiinyi Island and killed 80 invaders by destroying a Russian Serna landing craft, two Raptor assault boats, a small landing craft, and a Tor surface-to-air missile system.

A related development from Russian Defense Ministry claimed that their air defense destroyed a drone and three Tochka-U missiles over Snake Island.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, quoted in a report by the Russian News Agency TASS, said their air defenses also shot down five Ukrainian drones near Glubokoye and Liptsy in the Kharkov Region and Alexandrovka and Donetsk in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

Konashenkov added ten Smerch MLRS rockets were destroyed near Polevoye in the DPR.

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