Russian fighter jet destroys Ukrainian boat in the Black Sea

Russia says it has destroyed a Ukrainian boat in the Black Sea. This reports the German news website referring to the Russian Ministry of Defense in Moscow.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the destroyed boat is a Ukrainian reconnaissance boat. It was destroyed near gas production facilities in the Black Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry says via Telegram. The fighter jet that destroyed the Ukrainian reconnaissance boat was an Su-30 aircraft.

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified and/or confirmed. For this reason, this report is to be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for the parties involved to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or to weaken the position of the opponent.

Since the end of the grain deal between Ukraine and Russia, in which Turkey mediated, tensions in the Black Sea have increased significantly. As recently as August 4, Ukraine destroyed the Russian warship Olenegorskiy Gornyak.

Image:, Vladimir Putin (2022-12-14), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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