Russian Fleet Hit Hard (Video)

( – In a striking new development of the victim exacting a heavy toll on the attacker, an embattled Ukraine has inflicted catastrophic losses on Putin’s Russia by destroying two more massive vessels of the Russian Black Sea fleet, thus leaving it with none of its vital landing ships.

See social media videos of the Ukrainian strikes in the tweet below! 

More than two years after it was invaded by the Russian military, Ukraine has successfully targeted the last two of the Russian Navy’s amphibious vessels in the Black Sea.

The Ukrainian military confirmed its attack on the large landing ships, the Yamal and the Azov, alongside a communications center in Sevastopol, a city in Crimea, and various other infrastructure components.

Authorities installed by Russia in Sevastopol reported that Ukraine initiated a “massive” missile assault on the city, although they claimed air defense systems managed to intercept the missiles, Newsweek reports.

For the time being, Ukraine has not released footage of the blasts but local residents caught some of them on social media videos.

According to Russian war correspondents’ channels, the Ukrainian attack on Sevastopol was carried out with Storm Shadow / SCALP long-range missiles, which have been supplied to Ukraine by the UK and France.

This recent operation underscores the continued strain on Russia’s Black Sea fleet, which has faced multiple setbacks due to Ukraine’s persistent efforts.

Despite having a relatively modest naval force, Ukraine has effectively used naval drones and long-range missiles to undermine the Russian fleet, particularly targeting its amphibious landing ships.

In a notable earlier incident, Ukraine destroyed the Ropucha-class Caesar Kunikov in mid-February.

In August 2023, the Olenegorsky Gornyak was hit, and in September, the Minsk faced a similar fate.

By the end of December 2023, Ukraine claimed further success by destroying the Novocherkassk in the port of Feodosia and previously, the Tapir-class Saratov at the onset of the conflict.

Britain’s Defense Minister, Grant Shapps, provided an overview of the toll on Russia’s Black Sea fleet, indicating a loss of 20 percent in just four months.

The attacks on Russia’s amphibious vessels are part of a broader Ukrainian strategy to target various naval assets. This strategy has led to the destruction of a Russian submarine, the Rostov-on-Don, among other vessels.

Despite these significant losses, Russia maintains control over vast areas of the Black Sea, albeit with reduced operations in the eastern part due to the impact of Ukrainian strikes.

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