Ukraine attacks Russian warships with drones

According to the Ministry of Defense, Russian media have reported that the Russian military destroyed five Ukrainian naval drones in the early hours of the morning. This reports the German news website

The unmanned boats tried to attack a patrol ship in the Black Sea. The Ministry of Defense stated that the said unmanned boats were “destroyed by the fire of the ship’s standard weapons” around 5 a.m. while trying to attack the patrol ship “Sergei Kotov.” On Wednesday, the Russian military had already destroyed three unmanned boats from Ukraine in the Black Sea.

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

Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick A. Ratcliff, Explosion of WWII mine in the Baltic Sea in May 2015.JPG, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (image size changed)

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