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​UK Intelligence States that russia Concerned On Threats to Novorssiysk Naval Base From Ukraine

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British intelligence claims that the explosion at the Novorossiysk oil terminal is a strategic challenge for russia
British intelligence claims that the explosion at the Novorossiysk oil terminal is a strategic challenge for russia

As the latest the U.K. Defense Ministry’s Defense Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine states, there are some reports in Ukraine and russia vitnising an attack at an oil terminal in Novorssiysk port on russia’s Black Sea coast on 18 November

“On 18 November 2022, multiple Russian and Ukrainian media outlets reported that an attack took place at an oil terminal in Novorssiysk port on Russia’s Black Sea coast. A major base of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet (BSF) is close to the oil terminal,” the update reads.

UK Intelligence States that Russia Concerned On Tthreats to Novorssiysk Naval Base From Ukraine, Defense Express

According to the update russian commanders will likely be concerned about threats to the Novorssiysk-based amphibious landing ship flotilla while Russia's Black Sea Fleet (BSF) relocated many of its submarine operations to Novorssiysk after its Sevastopol base in occupied Crimea was struck by Ukraine over the summer.

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UK Intelligence States that russia's amphibious landing ships based in the Black Sea are relatively vulnerable without escorts and have assumed a more important role in supplying Russian forces in Ukraine since the Kerch Bridge was damaged in October.

UK Intelligence States that Russia Concerned On Tthreats to Novorssiysk Naval Base From Ukraine, Defense Express
The explosion at the Novorossiysk oil terminal is a strategic challenge for russia - the aggressor country loses its military influence on the Black Sea region.

They in the U.K. Defense Ministry’s Defense Intelligence are convinced that demonstration of a Ukrainian capability to threaten Novorssiysk would highly likely represent a further strategic challenge for the BSF.

The active actions of Ukraine would also"undermine Russia’s already reduced maritime influence in the Black Sea," the update conclude.

As Defense Express reported, Mysterious Unmanned Surface Vehicles Attacked russia's Black Sea Fleet's Main Base. Latter investigators said russian Admiral Makarov Frigate was likely hit in Sevastopol on the attack.

We also wrote, that Fleeing, the russians Stole Sea Tugs and River Boats From the Port of Kherson.

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