Ukrainian Forces Claim to Hit Russian Landing Ship Caesar Kunikov in the Black Sea

Ukraine claims to have struck the Russian landing ship Caesar Kunikov with sea drones in the Black Sea, off the southern coast of Crimea. Footage released by the Ukrainian military purportedly shows the moment of attack and the ship sinking. While Russia has not confirmed the incident, the video has been analyzed and suggests that the targeted vessel is indeed a ship of the same type as the Caesar Kunikov. Reports and additional footage of a fire at sea corroborate the timing and location of the claimed attack.

  • Ukrainian military claims to have hit the Russian landing ship Caesar Kunikov with sea drones.
  • The attack allegedly occurred early on Wednesday in the Black Sea, near Crimea.
  • Russia has yet to confirm the incident.
  • Footage released by Ukraine shows attacking vessels and the ship beginning to sink.
  • The video’s authenticity has been analyzed, indicating it is likely the same type of ship as the Caesar Kunikov.
  • Explosions were reported in the area around the time of the alleged attack, according to local Telegram channels.
  • New footage shows a fire in the middle of the sea, which may be related to the incident.
  • If confirmed, this would be the fourth Russian landing ship hit by Ukrainian forces since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

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