Ukrainian Navy explains why Russia does not use ships to attack Ukraine
Russia is experiencing problems with the logistics of ships in the Black Sea, so it has not been using missile launchers to fire at Ukraine lately
Captain Dmytro Pletenchuk, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy, said during a telethon on January 3.
"As of this morning, there were no carriers at all (missile launchers in the Black Sea - ed.), despite the fact that the weather conditions are quite favorable for such units to go to the sea. In principle, these units are actually all-weather. The only thing is that in the morning there were 3 ships, not missile carriers, and one in the Sea of Azov. As for the participation of these units, first of all, they (Russians - ed.) are experiencing problems with logistics," he said.
According to him, the main naval base of Russian forces is Sevastopol. However, according to unconfirmed reports, they have moved missiles from Sevastopol to Novorossiysk.
Possible logistical issues of the occupying Russian forces, according to Pletenchuk, are the result of the Ukrainian forces' counteraction to the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
- On the night of December 29, 2023, Russia launched several groups of Shaheds that attacked Ukraine, and in the morning, it launched missiles. The Russian forces hit high-rise buildings, educational institutions, a shopping center, and a maternity hospital. More than 100 people were wounded and at least 31 killed.
- On the morning of January 2, Russian troops attacked Ukraine from strategic aviation. A series of explosions occurred in Kyiv and Kharkiv. The attack resulted in deaths and injuries, and destroyed buildings. Ukraine's Air Defense Forces destroyed 72 of the 99 Russian missiles, including 10 Kinzhals.