Russia tries to hide ships near Crimea from Ukrainian Armed Forces
Russian forces have created a buffer zone near the Black Sea's Kerch Strait trying to hide their ships
This was reported by Natalia Humeniuk, a spokesperson for the Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine, during a telethon.
The enemy is trying to hide Russian warships behind civilian vessels from potential attacks by Ukrainian drones and missiles.
"The same observation area that they formed near the Kerch Strait, supposedly to inspect civilian vessels, is actually a buffer zone where they accumulate civilian vessels to have such a barrier. They always use civilians and civilian shipping," the military said.
According to Humeniuk, the Russians have redeployed large landing ships to Novorossiysk. The boats of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Russian Border Guard Service are heading there.
Russian troops also realize that Crimean bays, particularly in Sevastopol, are no longer safe.
The latest on the Ukrainian Armed Forces' strikes on the Russian Black Sea Fleet
In September, attempts to destroy the Russian Black Sea Fleet gained momentum. On September 3, the Ukrainian military eliminated the Russian invaders' boat Tuna in the Black Sea during an attempt to land an enemy landing party, killing six Russian occupiers.
Another successful hunt by Ukrainian soldiers for Russians at sea was a strike on the Sevastopol shipyard in the temporarily occupied Crimea on September 13. Satellite imagery showed that cruise missiles, presumably Storm Shadow, hit the large landing ship Minsk and, more importantly, hit the Varshavianka project diesel submarine Rostov-on-Don. It should be noted that an air attack on an enemy submarine is a rare operation in the history of warfare. The SBU Special Forces shared the details of the operation and the destruction of two Russian vessels.
On September 14, in Yevpatoria, the SBU, together with the Navy, conducted a special operation and attacked the Russian air defense system Triumph.
On the evening of Sunday, September 17, explosions allegedly occurred in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol and at Cape Fiolent.
On September 20, the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully attacked the command post of the Russian Black Sea Fleet near the temporarily occupied Sevastopol.