Russia’s Black Sea Fleet
UK intel: Russian Navy’s ships remain vulnerable in Black Sea, but can still conduct their major tasks
By using swarming robot boats to sink a Russian missile corvette, Ukraine demonstrates vulnerability of Russian naval forces in the Black Sea, yet Russia's navy is still able to conduct its three main tasks - long-range strike, patrol, and support - in the area, per UK intelligence.
Ukraine used six Magura V5 maritime suicide drones to sink the Russian Navy's Ivanovets missile corvette, per Ukraine's intelligence chief. Each of these drones is capable of carrying 320 kg of explosives.
Ukraine reports the successful sinking of the Ivanovets, a Russian missile corvette, in the Black Sea. It's at least 17th Russian ship destroyed/damaged during the all-out war.
Ukraine is developing a new underwater drone project that aims to destroy the Russian Navy in the Black Sea and protect Ukrainian waters.
UK Defense Secretary says 20% of Russia's Black Sea fleet has been destroyed over 4 months, and those claiming stalemate in the Russo-Ukrainian war are incorrect.
A game of Battleship is unfolding in the Black Sea, where navy-less Ukraine, left to its own resorts against Russia's menacing fleet, takes out ships one by one with a combination of missiles, drones, and ingenuity
Ukrainian forces destroyed a Russian Navy Novocherkassk landing craft in occupied Crimea. Meanwhile, six Ukrainian pilots finished F-16 training in the UK, moving closer to operating the jets in combat.
Photo shows submerged wreckage of Novocherkassk landing ship as Russia claims Ukrainian attack just damaged it
Russia's defense ministry says Ukrainian missile attack "damaged" the Russian Navy's Novocherkassk landing ship, but a photo from occupied Feodosia shows its submerged wreckage.
After reported explosions and fire in occupied Crimea's Feodosia port, Ukraine's Air Force commander says Ukrainian pilots destroyed Russia's Novocherkassk large landing craft.
Successful attacks by maritime drones, coupled with missile strikes on Russian naval facilities have enabled Ukraine to drive Russia's ships out of Sevastopol Bay and establish a safe sea corridor for merchant vessels.
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet will likely shift missile resupply from its exposed Sevastopol base in occupied Crimea to Novorossiysk, where a lack of infrastructure may complicate its bombardment campaign against Ukraine.
Russian capabilities in the Black Sea have recently been significantly reduced due to Ukrainian forces' military operations, Navy spokesman Dmytro Pletenchuk said.
Russia is stepping up offensive operations on the eastern front while Ukraine continues to decimate the Russian Black Sea Fleet in occupied Crimea.
Ukrainian forces successfully strike Russian amphibious assault ships in occupied Crimea overnight, also damaging armored vehicles aboard, according to Ukraine's intelligence agency.
Weekly Frontline Update: Russia burns resources in Avdiivka, while Ukrainians expand bridgehead in Kherson Oblast
Russia continued to throw more troops into the Avdiivka meat grinder on the eastern front, while Ukraine began moving armored vehicles across the Dnipro River in the south, less than 90 kilometers from Crimea.
Ukraine's President promised to liberate Crimea and destroy Russian navy in the Black Sea.
The Avdiyivka offensive forces Russian troops to walk a mile in Ukrainian shoes. Like the Ukrainians during the counteroffensive on the southern front, the Russians have to wade through vast minefields under relentless artillery fire.
In the wake of Ukrainian strikes challenging the Russian Black Sea Fleet's hold in Crimea, Moscow turns to Georgia's occupied Abkhazia for a potential new naval base, as claimed by a self-styled Abkhazia president after meeting with Putin.
Russian warships are not sailing beyond Crimea's cape Tarkhankut, spokesman of Ukraine's southern military command said.
The British Defense Ministry says Russia's Naval Aviation has assumed a key role in Russia's Black Sea Fleet operations as Russia struggles with Ukrainian threats to the Fleet.