Explosion in Sevastopol: Navy officially confirms second attack on Pavel Derzhavin patrol ship
The Ukrainian Navy has officially confirmed the second hit on the Pavel Derzhavin patrol ship
Dmytro Pletenchuk, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy, said this on Espreso TV.
"We are officially confirming the second attack on the Pavel Derzhavin patrol ship. We also confirm that this ship is leaving this area of the sea and is now moving in an easterly direction. As for other information sources, such as reports about the Alrosa or the Buyan-class ship, we cannot officially confirm this information," he said.
The attack on the Russian missile carrier Buyan on October 13 and the destruction of the Ivam Derzhavin the day before yesterday were orchestrated through a collaborative effort between the Security Service of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Navy.
For this purpose, they used Sea Baby drones with experimental weapons. So far, the special service has not disclosed details.
The Buyan missile carrier was attacked today, October 13, and the Pavel Derzhavin ship was attacked on October 11.
"After the first explosion, Russian minesweepers and divers failed to detect our know-how. Yesterday, the Alrosa submarine was lucky and managed to escape from our developments so far. The Buyan cruise missile carrier failed to repeat Alrosa's "feat" and was hit by experimental Sea Baby weapons during a Sevastopol raid today. The Security Service warns the Muscovites not to sail in Ukrainian waters if they want to preserve at least some remnants of their fleet," the Security Service source said.
Russia’s claims of training
According to the so-called governor of the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev, loud noises are "training of the air defense forces.”
"Search and rescue exercises are also being conducted in the Black Sea," Razvozhayev wrote.
The Black Sea Fleet's information support department also talks about planned exercises on mine and sabotage defense near Sevastopol Bay, TASS reports.
"During the exercises in Sevastopol, they practiced the task of searching for and destroying sea floating mines and unmanned boats. The Pavel Derzhavin patrol ship and anti-submarine boats were involved in the exercises, and they will return to their deployment point," the report said.
Instead, the Krymskyi Viter Telegram channel wrote that the Buyan-M, a Kalibr missile carrier, probably exploded and is covered in smoke.
Photo: Krymskyi Viter
A Russian vessel from the Black Sea Fleet named Pavel Derzhavin, sustained damage near Sevastopol in Crimea, which is currently under Russian control.