Russia-Ukraine War – Sweden’s support to Ukraine – 2024

Since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, SWEDEN has provided military, humanitarian and civil support to support Ukraine. Since February 2022, Sweden contributed approximately SEK 52 billion (approx. EUR 4,5 billion*) to various initiatives that support Ukraine (29 May 2024). Together with the EU, Sweden has also adopted macroeconomic support and several sanctions packages […]

Russia-Ukraine War – 2 more naval ships gone during May 2024

Ukraine continues to report a string of successes against the Russian Navy. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, a minesweeper was destroyed during the night of May 18-19 as part of its attacks on occupied Crimea. The Russian Black Sea fleet Project 266M or Natya Class ocean minesweeper is the RFS KOVROVETS that was […]

Russia-Ukraine War – 2 More Russian Navy Ships Hit – 26.03.2024

On Tuesday 26th March, 2024 Ukraine has claimed yet another successful strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet (BSF),  that another Ropucha Class landing ship KONSTANTIN OLSHANSKY  had been hit by a Neptune R-360 anti-ship missile. The inactive Ropucha class landing ship was captured from Ukraine during Russia’s unlawful annexation of Crimea in 2014 by the Russian […]

Passenger Ships – Soviet ferry GRUZIYA

One of the former Soviet Passenger/Car Ferry built in Finland was the Belorussija Class – GRUZIYA. She was built by Oy Wartsila AB, Turku Shipyard, Finland, today Meyer Turku in 1975 as one of the five sisters in the class. She was launched on 18th October 1974 and delivered on 30th June 1975 and was named […]

Russia-Ukraine War – Another Russian Navy Warship Gone – 01.02.2024

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 […]

Russia-Ukraine War – Landing Ship RFS NOVOCHERKASSK sunk – 26.12.2023

On Boxing Day of 2023 , Ukraine appears to have effectively destroyed another Russian Black Sea Fleet vessel – the Ropucha Class  landing ship RFS NOVOCHERKASSK. She was berthed in Feodosia in occupied Crimea when she was struck by aircraft-launched cruise missiles at around 0230 hrs.Photos posted on the Telegram channel by Ukraine’s Southern Defense Forces […]

Russia-Ukraine War – 2 more Russian Ships Damaged – 10.11.2023

Between Thursday 9 th and Friday 10th November overnight the Ukrainian Forces performed another successful attack on Russia’s Black Sea fleet in occupied Crimea. Sea drones targeted moored military landing ships of the SERNA CLASS, Project 11770. The ships were carrying a crew and loaded armored vehicles, including BTR-82. The Serna Class can accommodate up […]

Russia-Ukraine War – 2 more Russian Navy Ships Damaged – Week 37 of 2023.

On Friday 15th September, 2023  the newly introduced sea surface drone of Ukraine SEA BABY damaged the Russian Navy Bora Class missile corvette RFS SAMUM MRK 616 disabling her. The attack happened near the Russian naval base in Sevastopol, in occupied Crimea.  It seems that she listed on one side due to flooded compartments and was […]