Ukrainian Military Reports Sinking of Russian Landing Ship Caesar Kunikov off Crimea Coast

The Ukrainian military claims to have sunk the Russian landing ship Caesar Kunikov in the Black Sea off the coast of occupied Crimea. Footage released by Ukraine’s military suggests the ship was destroyed near Alupka, with smoke seen on the horizon. The event marks another blow to the Russian Navy, demonstrating Ukraine’s effectiveness in using marine drones and missiles to combat Russian sea power.

  • The Ukrainian military reports sinking the Russian landing ship Caesar Kunikov in territorial waters off occupied Crimea.
  • Footage from Ukraine’s military appears to show the aftermath of the attack, with a column of smoke on the horizon.
  • This incident represents the 24th Russian vessel reported as damaged or destroyed by Ukrainian forces.
  • Ukraine has made significant use of drones and cruise missiles to hinder Russian naval capabilities.
  • The damage to the Russian Navy has impacted Russia’s ability to maintain its presence in the Black Sea, affecting its logistics and missile strike capabilities.
  • Despite setbacks at sea, Russia continues ground assaults, with Ukrainian generals considering tactical retreats in certain areas.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied a recent Reuters report about proposing a ceasefire to the U.S. through intermediaries.
  • Ukraine insists that any concession or ceasefire would not deter Russian territorial ambitions.
  • Russia remains on a war footing, able to mobilize more troops and manufacture military equipment for continued aggression.
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