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Ukrainian Navy confirms striking Russian ship Ivan Khurs

Ukrainian Navy confirms striking Russian ship Ivan Khurs Photo: The Navy of the Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed the damage to the Russian ship Ivan Khurs (
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The Naval Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed the strike on the Russian military amphibious ship Ivan Khurs. He is currently in an incapacitated state, according to the spokesperson for the Naval Forces of Ukraine Dmytro Pletenchuk.

"As for the Ivan Khurs, we can confirm damage to the reconnaissance equipment in the assault part of the ship. That is it is not combat-ready now, it cannot perform its assigned tasks," Pletenchuk notes.

Also, the spokesperson of the Navy confirmed the strike on two large amphibious ships Azov and Yamal.

"Yamal has already finished docking and repairs, Azov was still undergoing repairs," he says.

As Pletenchuk notes, it was the best moment to inflict fire damage on these vessels.

"This is returning to the constant questions, where the Russian occupiers are constantly repairing their ships and whether it is dangerous. It is dangerous as practice shows," he adds.

Strike on Russian ship Ivan Hurs

Yesterday it was reported about the probable strike on the Russian ship Ivan Khurs during the attack on Crimea on March 23. Thus, it became the third on the list after the damage to the Yamal and Azov large landing ships.

Strikes on Yamal and Azov

On March 23, explosions rang out in the temporarily occupied Crimea, in particular, in Sevastopol. OSINT analysts noted that a large communication node of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia could have been affected in Sevastopol.

On March 24, Russian Telegram channels reported that a well-disguised command post, in which more than two dozen officers were at the time of the attack, was hit in Sevastopol.

Later that day, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that the Defense Forces of Ukraine had struck the facilities of the Russian occupiers in Sevastopol. Two landing ships of the Russian Federation Yamal and Azov and a communications center were destroyed.

On March 25, the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine said that the damage to the Russian large landing ship Yamal was critical. In turn, the spokesperson of South Command Nataliya Humeniuk said that due to the strike on Yamal and Azov Russian logistics and military management were significantly affected. Later it became known that another Russian ship Ivan Khurs could have been damaged during this strike.