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​Defense Express’ Weekly Review: What Is Happening With russian Navy

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The Samum air cushion missile ship / open source
The Samum air cushion missile ship / open source

Digest of Defense Express on the main events of the week

Ukraine’s Hit Onto Rostov Na Donu Submarine is a Unique and Unprecedented Event in History

Missile strike on the naval base of the russian Black Sea Fleet in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol was remarkably resultative: two military ships at once were put out of order for a long time or destroyed altogether – the Minsk dock landing ship and the Rostov Na Donu missile submarine.

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The Rostov Na Donu missile submarine / open source

The Sea Baby Drone Strikes the Samum Missile Ship as it Exits Sevastopol Bay

Ukrainian media report that, according to the Security Service of Ukraine, on September 14, 2023, the Sea Baby kamikaze vessel successfully targeted a Samum air cushion missile ship from the russian Black Sea Fleet. Ukrainian marine drone struck the right side when the missile ship was leaving Sevastopol Bay. Consequently, the Samum ship had to be towed for repairs.

Read more: Chronicle of the russian federation Crimes in Ukraine (September 2023)
The Samum air cushion missile ship Defense Express Defense Express’ Weekly Review: What Is Happening With russian Navy
The Samum air cushion missile ship / open source

Something Happened with Two russian Patrol Ships in the Black Sea

The Armed Forces of Ukraine hit two russian patrol ships in the Black Sea, StratCom reported.

“Early on September 14, 2023, the Ukrainian forces struck two Vasily Bykov project 22160 patrol ships of the russian fleet in the southwestern part of the Black Sea. There is some damage,” reads the report.

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The Vasily Bykov project 22160 patrol ships / open source

What Is Left of russia’s the Minsk Landing Ship After Ukrainians Strike Sevastopol, Is It Realistic to Restore It?

The first photo has appeared with the damaged the Minsk landing ship of project 775, which suffered critical damage as a result of a successful missile attack, together with the Rostov na Donu (B-237) Kilo-class attack submarine.

The Minsk Ropucha-class landing ship before damage Defense Express Defense Express’ Weekly Review: What Is Happening With russian Navy
The Minsk Ropucha-class landing ship before damage / open source

The Defense Intelligence Commander: We Outsmarted the Entire russian Fleet

The commander of the special forces group of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, with the callsign Pein, revealed the details of the Boyko Towers returning operation in an interview with 1+1 journalists.

The russians may attempt to recapture what was lost, but Ukrainian special forces are prepared for such a scenario Defense Express Defense Express’ Weekly Review: What Is Happening With russian Navy
The russians may attempt to recapture what was lost, but Ukrainian special forces are prepared for such a scenario / Photo credit: The Defense Intelligence of Ukraine
Read more: Chronicle of the russian federation Crimes in Ukraine (August 2023)