Ukraine’s military authorities reported Thursday that A Russian ship, the “Vsevolod Bobrov”, is on fire in the waters of the Black Sea. This was announced by the spokesman for the Odessa military administration, Sergey Bratchuk, on his Telegram channel. According to him, the ship is damaged.
“Thanks to the actions of our Army, the logistics support ship ‘Vsevolod Bobrov’ caught fire. One of the newest in the Russian fleet. They say she is ‘moving’ towards Sevastopol”detailed Bratchuk.
According to information from the Ukrainian agency UNIANthe ship was heading with material reinforcements to the island of Snakes, a small islet in the northwest of the Black Sea and also in dispute between Ukraine and Russia.
Already In April, the Ukrainian Army destroyed the cruiser ‘Moskva’, the flagship of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea, with missiles. After more than a week of silence about the fate of his sailors on board the ship, Russia said one crew member was killed and 27 were missing.
The wreck of the Moskva is a humiliation for the Russian forces and even analysts close to the Kremlin have asked in vain for explanations to the authorities.
The captain of the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet I might have jumped ship too soonexperts who analyzed new images of the sunken missile cruiser suggested.
A few days ago, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense published a video showing how a drone destroys a Russian ship. “The Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 destroyed another Russian ship. This time the landing craft of the ‘Serna’ project“He indicated on his official Twitter account.
For its part, The Russian Baltic Sea fleet began naval exercises on Thursday to study NATO’s capabilities in that region just the day Finland announced its decision to join the Atlantic Alliance amid threats from the Moscow regime.
Russian officers will get acquainted with “the specifics” of the geopolitical situation in the fleet’s area of responsibility and “with the composition, organization, location and combat capabilities of the naval forces of NATO countries.”
The tactical exercises are attended by almost a hundred officers, in addition to more than 50 ships of the Russian Navy, according to the fleet statement. “The different variants of employment of groups of ships in the Baltic Sea will be studied”underline the note.
The Baltic Fleet, based in the ports of Baltiisk and Kronstadt, also held firing exercises near the Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad on Tuesday.
Finland, a country that maintained privileged relations with the Soviet Union and Russia, announced on Thursday its decision to join NATOaccession that could be formalized at the allied summit in Madrid.
That country, like Sweden, which also aspires to join the Western bloc, It has access to the Baltic Sea.
Russia, which shares some 1,300 kilometers of border with the Scandinavian country, today warned Helsinki with “technical-military” measures in case its entry into the Atlantic Alliance is confirmed.
(With information from Europa Press and EFE)