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23 sailors wounded, one killed due to attack on Novocherkassk ship in Feodosia - Russian media

27 December, 2023 Wednesday
11:26

There were 77 sailors on board the large landing ship Novocherkassk of the Russian Black Sea Fleet when the attack on the bay in Feodosia took place: 23 wounded, one killed

This was reported by the Russian TV channel Astra.

"33 sailors are considered missing, 23 people are wounded, and one was killed as a result of the attack on the Novocherkassk ship in the port of Feodosia," the report says.

In addition, it is noted that the wreckage of a Storm Shadow missile was found at the site.

Astra first reported that 77 sailors were on board the ship at the time of the attack.

It is noted that the ammunition probably hit the bow of the large amphibious assault ship.

"There were 77 sailors on board the Novocherkassk at the time of the attack. According to initial reports, at least 3 of them were injured, the exact number of victims is unknown," the statement reads.

What is known about the destruction of the Novocherkassk

On the night of December 26, residents of Feodosia in Russian-occupied Crimea reported loud explosions over the city. Later, the head of the Ukrainian Air Force, Mykola Oleshchuk, confirmed the information about the destruction of the Novocherkassk landing ship. 

The Air Force also reported that the large landing ship Novocherkassk was attacked by cruise missiles from tactical aircraft at about 2:30 a.m. The Air Force reported it as destroyed.

Natalia Humeniuk, a spokeswoman for the Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine, said that the large detonation was caused not just by fuel or ammunition from the ship itself but probably by the cargo on board.

Instead, Krym. Realii reported that two Russian warships left Feodosia Bay a few hours after the Ukrainian military attacked the port and the Novocherkassk landing ship.

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