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Ukrainian Navy reveals how many warships Russia repairs in Crimea

10 March, 2024 Sunday
16:30

Russia has slashed the number of ships it keeps docked in temporarily occupied Crimea. Only those that lacked space at their home bases in Russia remain there.

Ukrainian Navy spokesman Dmytro Pletenchuk stated this during a telethon.

"They have reduced this number (of ships in the ports of Crimea - ed.) to a minimum. Most of them are those units that did not find a place in the basing points of Novorossiysk, Sochi, Tuapse," Pletenchuk said.

According to him, the Russian forces are keeping a small missile ship "Tsiklon" in Crimea.

"This ship is supposed to be a cruise missile carrier, but it is used to cover air defense. This is the ship that has never been able to launch a missile... The Russians were forced to relocate their assets to Novorossiysk, including their cruise missile carriers," the navy spokesman said.

Ukrainian Navy announces the number of damaged Russian warships being repaired in Crimea

In the temporarily occupied Crimea, Russians are repairing 15 ships of their Black Sea Fleet that were damaged by the Ukrainian Defense Forces. 

"I can tell you the exact number of units - 15 ships are under repair. And yes, they are forced to repair them in Crimea at the relevant plants. Of course, they are aware of the danger, but they have no other choice," said Pletenchuk.

The Ukrainian Navy spokesman also emphasized that the Russian forces had not brought their vessels into the Black Sea for 6 days, namely after the sinking of the Russian patrol ship "Sergey Kotov" by the Ukrainian military with the help of kamikaze drones.

  • On February 14, in the Black Sea, Ukrainian defenders, together with the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, targeted the Russian large amphibious assault ship Caesar Kunikov.

  • On the night of Tuesday, March 5, the Ukrainian military destroyed the Russian Navy patrol ship Sergei Kotov in the temporarily occupied Crimea with the help of naval drones. There are dead and wounded among the crew.

  • On March 10, it became known that the Russian invaders were likely to strengthen their repair capabilities of warships in Novorossiysk, as they were moving ship parts and equipment from Crimea.

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