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Estonian intelligence believes attack on Novocherkassk ship will increase pressure on Russia

28 December, 2023 Thursday
16:51

Estonian Intelligence Chief Ants Kiviselg commented on Ukraine's attack on the Russian ship Novocherkassk and said that this attack would increase pressure on Russia

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According to him, such an attack requires very detailed preparation and understanding of where Russian air defense is located.

"Obviously, such an attack requires very good planning, understanding of where the Russian air defense assets are located. It requires good preparation and a coincidence of circumstances," Kiviselg said.

He also added that the Russians are now forced to move their units, for example, to the port of Novorossiysk, which is located in the Russian Federation, not in the occupied territories.

"Of course, this attack will increase the pressure on the Russian Federation to move its units as far away from the Crimean peninsula as possible. They also cannot use the ports in Crimea, which are suitable and efficient in terms of their receiving capacity, which work quickly," explained Kiviselg.

The destruction of Novocherkassk landing ship: what is known

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 large amphibious assault 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, said in a telethon 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 struck the port and the Novocherkassk landing ship.

The Russians sent a large group of operatives to Feodosia to investigate the destruction of the Novocherkassk landing ship, Atesh reports.

Later, journalists noticed a large convoy of grain trucks on the Feodosia bypass road after the Ukrainian army attacked the port of Feodosia. It was moving in the direction of Kerch.


 
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