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​Ukraine Searches for Opportunities to Destroy russian Submarines

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russian Rostov-na-Donu submarine / Open source illustrative pre-war photo
russian Rostov-na-Donu submarine / Open source illustrative pre-war photo

Ukrainian command is always looking for ways to destroy russian submarines, although it is not easy

On April 13 the spokesman for Ukrainian Navy Dmytro Pletenchuk told about preparations for destruction of russian submarines on the air of a national telethon.

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Ukraine Searches for Opportunities to Destroy russian Submarines, Defense Express
Damage to the Rostov-Na-Donu improved Kilo-class submarine (Project 636.3) after an attack on the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, September 18, 2023 / Open source photo

"Of course, we are always looking for ways to solve these problems. Planning combat operations is a rather lengthy process… Submarines are a more difficult target than, a surface ship of course, but it should be remembered that the Azov-Black Sea area is actually a closed area, submarines cannot stay underwater all the time, so of course we will continue to look for ways to counteract," Pletenchuk said.

According to spokesman, russian Black Sea Fleet included six submarines, two of them remained outside the water area and cannot return due to the closed Bosporus, and one, which is Rostov-na-Donu, was destroyed.

Ukraine Searches for Opportunities to Destroy russian Submarines, Defense Express
The results of the attack on the russian Askold corvette after the attacks on the Zaliv shipyard in the temporarily occupied Kerch, November 6, 2023 / Open source photo

"Therefore, they have three submarine cruise missile carriers as of now. However, this is a war of technology, military thought, strategy and tactics. And Ukraine has already shown that it is strong in all these aspects. We will continue to work," said the Ukrainian Navy spokesman.

Earlier Defense Express reported that destruction of russian Novocherkassk ship had blocked one of logistic channels to Crimea.

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