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Ukraine's intelligence strikes two Russian boats in Crimea, sources

Ukraine's intelligence strikes two Russian boats in Crimea, sources Illustrative photo: The Defense Intelligence of Ukraine attacked two Russian boats in Crimea (rosmedia)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

On the night of May 30, Ukrainian intelligence hit two Russian boats in the temporarily occupied Crimea, according to sources in the special services.

RBC-Ukraine's sources in the special services report that two Russian boats were hit in Crimea last night. These were probably high-speed transport and landing tuna-type boats.

The sources note that it was an operation of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine.


The DIU notes that the special unit Group 13 was behind the special operation. The Russian boats were attacked with the help of Ukrainian Magura V5 strike marine drones.

To neutralize the maritime drones on the approach to the Vuzka Bay, the Russian occupiers in Crimea took combat aircraft into the sky 32 times, in particular, Su-27/30/35, MiG-29, Be-12, An-26 aircraft and Ka-27/29 and Mi-8 helicopters.

The DIU notes that the Russian boats were destroyed due to the special operation.

Russian boats

Boats of the KC-701 tuna type are quite common. This is a diesel boat with an aluminum hull. It is used for both military and civilian purposes.

The boat's hull is 8 meters long and 2.5 meters wide. It can accommodate from 6 to 12 people. The engine power is 250 horsepower and the speed is 85 km/h.

This is not the first time Ukrainian defenders have destroyed Tuna boats. For example, last fall, the Ukrainian Navy destroyed such a boat in the northwestern part of the Black Sea during an attempted landing by the Russian occupiers.

Night explosions in Crimea

On the night of May 30, explosions were heard in occupied Kerch. The Russian invaders claimed an alleged attack on transport infrastructure facilities. Russians also blocked the Crimean bridge.

The so-called head of Crimea claimed that the falling debris of downed missiles had allegedly damaged a car and railroad ferry in Kerch.