Ukraine’s intelligence chief tells details of Russian Ivanovets missile boat destruction
The head of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence (HUR), Kyrylo Budanov, said that Ukraine destroyed the Russian Ivanovets missile boat using MAGURA V5 marine drones
He shared the information in an interview with the Warzone.
"During the destruction of the specified ship, six direct hits by naval drones were made to the hull of the ship. As a result of the damage, the ship rolled astern and sank. According to preliminary data, the search and rescue operation conducted by the enemy was not successful," Budanov said.
The video provided by the HUR ends with the missile corvette sinking stern-first as the bow is pulled out of the water.
The attack took place more than 130 miles from the nearest Ukrainian port. The naval drones were likely launched from a mothership further out in the Black Sea. Budanov refused to specify the launch point of the MAGURA V5.
Background. The MAGURA V5 was developed by the state-owned SpetsTechnoExport. It can perform a variety of operations, such as surveillance, reconnaissance, patrolling, search and rescue, mine action, maritime defense, and combat missions.
On the night of January 31-February 1, soldiers of the DIU's Group 13 special forces destroyed the Russian Black Sea Fleet's Ivanovets missile boat. The representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, Andriy Yusov, called the operation a significant result.