First was the sinking of the ‘Moskva’, which was hit by Neptune missiles launched by Ukraine. That happened last April. And, if the attack wasn’t humiliation enough, even kyiv gloated. The Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksii Reznikov, said then that from that moment on there was “one more diving point in the Black Sea”. Now, six months later, Russia is losing another flagship.
It is the frigate ‘Admiral Makarov’ which, according to the Kremlin, has been damaged and disabled after a daring drone attack orchestrated by Ukraine over the weekend in the port of Sevastopol, located in the Black Sea, on the peninsula from Crimea. This is demonstrated by the images captured on video that accompany this information.
According to research conducted with open source (those that are used and developed through a software whose complete source code is available and accessible on the Internet for anyone) The frigate was one of three Russian Navy ships affected by this weekend’s attack.. A swarm of drones (some of them flying at a certain height and others almost at the level of the waters of the Black Sea) attacked the fleet deployed by Putin at 4:20 a.m. on Saturday (3:20 a.m. Spanish peninsular time). Video from one such maritime drone shows the unmanned vehicle weaving between enemy ships.
What happened in Sevastopol, Crimea?
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Ukrainian officials say it is unclear if ‘Admiral Makarov’ was seriously damaged or if he managed to escape the attack with light damage. But there is information, which has been echoed by the British newspaper Guardianwho point out that the hull of the frigate was cracked and that its radar systems were completely destroyed.
Recordings that have surfaced on social media and open source investigations show a series of explosions taking place south of Sevastopol, in an area known as Riflemen’s Bay. And nearby is precisely a school of the Russian Navy. However, the latter has not yet been verified by independent sources.
[Un corredor entre minas submarinas en el mar Negro, última esperanza ante la hambruna mundial]
The Russian Defense Ministry says Ukraine used nine aerial and seven maritime drones to carry out the attack. and that he has been able to intercept some of them. From the Kremlin they have not made any reference to ‘Admiral Makarov’, but they do recognize that the minesweeper ‘Ivan Golubets’ (a minesweeper is that ship that cleans the seas of mines) has suffered minor damage.
The ‘grain pact’, in the air
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Andrey Rudenkoaffirmed this Sunday that first all the circumstances of the attack on the ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol must be clarified and only later will it be possible to talk about the steps to follow on the grain agreement.
“First of all, it is necessary to clarify all the circumstances of what happened, a complete shame that violates all the conditions that they had previously agreed,” Rudenko said in statements collected by Eph through the official agency RIA Novosti.
Therefore, he added, “Surely when all the details are known, we will be able to talk about what the steps to follow will be”. “As you know, Russia has called a meeting of the UN Security Council, where this issue will be discussed,” Rudenko noted.
[EEUU acusa a Rusia de “utilizar la comida como arma” y la UE le pide que vuelva al ‘pacto del grano’]
He added that Moscow will maintain contacts with the UN and Turkey, as participants in the Istanbul agreement, for the export of grain from Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea. “These contacts will take place soon,” he pointed out.
The Russian Ministry of Defense denounces that the marine drones used this Saturday against Russian Navy ships in the port of Sevastopol used the so-called “grain corridor”, the safe navigation zone agreed in Istanbul last July.
Nine aerial and seven marine drones were used in the raid against Sevastopol, all of which were destroyed by defense systems, according to Moscowthat considers it a “terrorist attack” led by “British specialists”. Hours after the attack on Sevastopol, Russia announced this Saturday the “indefinite suspension” of the grain agreement.