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Russian Black Sea Fleet not attacked by Ukrainian Naval forces

Russian Black Sea Fleet not attacked by Ukrainian Naval forces The Ukrainian Naval Forces disavow any connection to the attack on the Black Sea Fleet ships (Photo:

The Ukrainian Navy denies involvement in the attack on the ships of the Black Sea Fleet, namely the vessels "Sergey Kotov" and "Vasiliy Bykov."

This statement comes from a spokesperson of the Ukrainian Naval Forces, Captain 3rd Rank Dmytro Pletenchuk, made during an interview on Radio Svoboda/Radio Liberty.

Pletenchuk emphasized that the Ukrainian military sailors do not possess the type of unmanned boats that Russia's Ministry of Defense claimed were used in the attack.

"Such drones are not part of the equipment of the Naval Forces. That's first. Second, regarding the incident that allegedly occurred... The Naval Forces have no connection," Pletenchuk stated.

Attack on the Black Sea Fleet

On August 1st, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced an attack by maritime drones on two Russian military ships in the Black Sea, approximately 340 km from Sevastopol. The drones were reportedly destroyed.

In Moscow, it is asserted that the attack was carried out by three unmanned maritime boats on the patrol vessels "Sergey Kotov" and "Vasiliy Bykov" of the Black Sea Fleet. These ships were attempting to maintain "navigation control in the southwest part of the Black Sea."