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Second Russian Black Sea Fleet ship “explodes on mine” in raid on Sevastopol

13 October, 2023 Friday
12:51

A Russian Black Sea Fleet warship was damaged in Sevastopol, with media initially misidentifying it as the Buyan-M missile corvette

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Defense Express reported the information.

Another Russian Black Sea Fleet's warship sustained damage during an assault in the occupied Sevastopol. Images and videos available depict a smoking patrol ship of Project 22160, accompanied by reports of a powerful explosion as witnessed by residents.

It's worth noting that there has been some confusion in the media, which initially identified the ship as a small missile vessel, the Buyan-M, known for carrying Kalibr cruise missiles. However, visual evidence confirms that the ship in question is, indeed, a patrol ship of the 22160 project.

Reports also indicate that minesweepers were dispatched to the Sevastopol raid, and injured personnel from the damaged ship were evacuated via helicopter.

This incident marks the second occurrence within a short span, as recently on October 11, a Russian patrol ship of Project 22160, the Pavel Derzhavin, was reported to have exploded due to a sea mine while situated in the outer raid of the temporarily occupied Sevastopol. This information was confirmed by Captain Dmytro Pletenchuk, 3rd Rank, the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Navy. However, he emphasized his inability to provide further details regarding the circumstances surrounding this incident, categorizing it as a "fact."

“Consequently, it appears that the Ukrainian Navy is actively involved in creating regular "incidents" with the ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet,” Defense Express concludes.

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