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A video shows the moment a Ukrainian drone destroyed a Russian ship

A video shows the moment a Ukrainian drone destroyed a Russian ship

Ukraine claimed that the attack destroyed a Russian KS-701 patrol boat, killing six “occupiers”.
Ukrainian Navy

  • A video released by the Ukrainian army shows the moment a Russian boat was destroyed.
  • The missile attack on a KS-701 patrol boat killed six Russian servicemen, according to the Ukrainian Navy.
  • No date has been set for the accident.

A video released by the Ukrainian Navy shows the moment when a drone killed six Russian service members and destroyed their ship as they tried to unload its cargo ashore in the Kherson region.

The Ukrainian Navy said in a statement that the attack took place in the northwestern region of the Black Sea Posted on TelegramThe strike was attributed to its naval aviation unit. Did not specify the means of destruction, but several experts He said the missile attack appears to have been carried out by a Bayraktar TB2 drone, a Turkish-made drone that inflicted heavy losses on Russia in the early stages of the war.

Ukraine lost most of its navy when Russia illegally annexed Crimea in 2014. But since the 2022 invasion, Kiev has invested heavily in air and sea drone technology, threatening not just Russian forces — and tankers — but the Kerch Bridge.

The release of the video on Sunday was likely intended to boost morale as Ukrainian forces become embroiled in a counterattack that has claimed thousands of lives. Last month, US officials he told the New York Times that around 70,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia launched its full-scale invasion last year (compared to around 120,000 Russian soldiers killed in action). At least since February 2022 9,500 Ukrainian civilians They were also killed, according to the United Nations.