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Are drone attacks on the Russian fleet in Sevastopol effective?

Mar 27, 2023

The Russian fleet in occupied Sevastopol is in constant danger due to possible drone attacks. This restrains the activity of warships.

This was reported by the British Ministry of Defense on Twitter.


At least three uncrewed surface vessels (USV) and one drone attempted to strike the Russian naval base of Sevastopol in occupied Crimea on March 22, the report noted.

According to open source reports, one USV was stopped by defensive booms, while two were destroyed in the harbour. Russian officials said that no Russian vessels had been damaged.

Meanwhile, in a previous USV attack on Sevastopol on 29 October 2022 reportedly damaged the minesweeper Ivan Golubets and the frigate Admiral Makarov.

"Even though the new attacks likely failed to damage any military assets, the USV threat likely continues to constrain operations of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet," the British Defense Ministry noted.

As a reminder, explosions were heard in Sevastopol on the night of March 22. The occupation administration claimed that the bay was attacked by drones.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 27/03/2022

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