Ukraine’s military intelligence (HUR) stated that last Thursday 1st February, 2024 its operatives sunk a Russian Navy Tarantul Class Missile Corvette RFS IVANOVETS 854 from the Black Sea Fleet overnight off of occupied Crimea.
Ukraine used six Magura V5 maritime suicide drones to sink the naval vessel as per Ukraine’s intelligence chief. Each of these drones is capable of carrying 320 kg of explosives.
With Ukraine’s Navy virtually non-existent, Ukraine employs missiles and the newly-created fleet of various maritime suicide drones to counter Russia’s dominance in the Black Sea. These tactics led to the destruction or severe damage to at least 17 vessels of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, including the Fleet’s Flagship RFS MOSKVA early in the all-out war.
Above image – RFS MOSKVA 121 approaching Grand Harbour, Malta back to 2004