Ukraine sends Russian ships to the bottom of the sea

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Russia attempts to erase Ukraine’s enormous military successes. Yet, facts show that Ukraine has been boldly sending Russian ships to the bottom of the sea. Thanks to a series of brilliant victories in the Black and Azov Seas, Ukraine has reduced the number of Russian missile attacks, protected sea lanes for the free passage of merchant ships, and radically changed the way we think about naval warfare. 

We are proud of our Defense Forces and tell you about Ukraine’s major naval victories.

March 24, 2022

Ukrainian forces launched a missile attack on a Russian base in the temporarily occupied Berdyansk. Three ships were damaged and the large landing ship Saratov was sunk.

April 13, 2022
Ukraine used two Neptune missiles to sink the missile cruiser Moskva, the flagship of the Russian fleet.

This forced the Russians to withdraw their fleet to Crimea, allowing Ukraine to conduct naval operations in the northwestern Black Sea.

May 4, 2022

Ukrainian forces liberate Zmiinyi Island in the Black Sea from Russian forces.

This victory unblocked sea corridors to Ukrainian ports and resumed the export of goods by sea.

August 4, 2023

Ukraine began destroying enemy ships on Russian territory, using surface drones to attack the large landing ship Olenegorsky Gornyak in the port of Novorossiysk.

September 2023

Two successful Storm Shadow cruise missile attacks in Crimea.
The first attack damaged the landing ship Minsk and the submarine Rostov-on-Don, and the second resulted in the elimination of officers at the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.

November 23 and December 26, 2023

Ukraine carried out several successful missile strikes on ports in eastern Crimea, hitting the missile corvette Askold in Kerch and the large landing ship Novocherkassk in Feodosia.

February 2024

Two lightning victories for Ukraine at sea. 
Ukrainian naval drones destroyed the large missile boat Ivanovets and sank the large landing ship Tsezar  Kunikov.

33% of the warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet have been disabled by Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion.

Successful attacks by the Ukrainian Defence Forces have destroyed 24 ships and one submarine.

“Ukraine managed to cause significant damage to the Russian fleet. They were able to push the fleet away from the western part of the Black Sea – and this is a great achievement and a great victory. Now the Ukrainian grain export corridor is working even without agreements with Russia,” Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General

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