Ukrainian Navy explains Russian fleet's tactics
Dmytro Pletenchuk, spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy, has explained the presence of two missile carriers in the Sea of Azov and what is wrong with the Cyclone
He spoke about this at the Media Center Ukraine.
The military emphasized that the Russian vessel Cyclone, although it is sailing, cannot perform its functions.
"It's an ordinary small missile ship, a serial type. In fact, it's just a platform that has to go out to sea, launch 8 missiles that have a range of about two thousand kilometers, and hide back. This is its only functionality. But it is not capable of even that," Pletenchuk said.
The spokesman explained that the Cyclone had not passed the necessary tests.
"This is the last ship they built, I hope in every sense the last, in our temporarily occupied Crimea. And it has not passed the state tests for launching missiles, despite the fact that it has been in service for almost six months, it still does not launch them," the military said.
As of 1:30 p.m., two missile launchers were present in the Sea of Azov, firing up to 8 rounds.
"The presence of two carriers in the Sea of Azov is new. The total volley there can be up to eight units, and one ship is a warship," explained Pletenchuk.
The military suggests that the enemy has the following tactic: periodically moving its ships between different ports - Feodosia, Novorossiysk, and Sevastopol.
"They try to go to Sevastopol as little as possible because they do not feel the level of security they are used to. But they still have to go there from time to time, to Sevastopol, because the loading of Kalibrs takes place there. The rest of the ships stay closer to the Novorossiysk base. And from time to time they started to enter the Sea of Azov," added the navy spokesman.