The Russian reconnaissance ship Ivan Khurs was apparently hit by an unmanned surface vessel in the Black Sea, as shown in a new video, answering a claim by Moscow, which at the fourth fair (24) had managed to prevent a Ukrainian attack on the vessel .
Images shared by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense in the social networks at the Quinta-feira (25) and analyzed by CNN seemed to show the moments before impact.
The video is filmed by a camera placed on the surface vessel. It shows the ship approaching a larger ship at high speed.
to analysis gives CNN He determined that the ship was probably the Ivan Khurs. It also shows the bridge of the unmanned surface vessel, similar to the unmanned surface vessels seen in the video posted by the Ministry of Defense of Russia at the Quinta-feira.
The power supply is cut off when the boat arrives a few meters from the ship.
“When the Russian reconnaissance ship ‘Ivan Khurs’ found a Ukrainian drone,” said the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense in a tweet. “De facto, a perfect find!”
When the russian reconnaissance ship “Ivan Khurs” met a Ukrainian drone.
Indeed, a perfect match! pic.twitter.com/mW3clD0vHh
— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) May 25, 2023
At the fourth fair (24), the Russian Defense Ministry recognized the attack on Ivan Khurs, but said that all the surface vessels would not be able to reach the ship.
“Today, at 5:30 am, the Ukrainian armed forces are making a frustrated attempt to attack the ship Ivan Khurs from the Black Sea Fleet with three unmanned boats,” said the spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Major-General Igor Konashenkov .
“All the enemy ships were destroyed by fire from the standard weapons of a Russian ship 140 kilometers northeast of the Bosphorus.”
The Ministry of Defense of Russia also shared images that appear to show one of two surface vessels exploding or being hit by shots.
“The ship ‘Ivan Khurs’ da Frota do Mar Negro continues fulfilling its tasks”, added Konashenkov.
It is not clear what happened after the surface ship apparently landed on Ivan Khurs and how the reconnaissance ship could have been damaged during the attack.
TO CNN I have sought Ukrainian sources for additional details, but still no response.
Source: CNN Espanol