Kieu said on Monday that the drone sank two Russian patrol vessels near Snake Island in the Black Sea. Ukrainian soldier He rejected Moscow’s request to surrender at the beginning of the invasion.
“Two Russian raptor boats were destroyed near Snake Island at dawn today,” the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said in a statement distributed on social media.
The Ministry of Defense has also released a grainy black-and-white aerial image showing the explosion of a small military ship.
“Bayraktar is working,” said Valerii Zaluzhini, commander of the Ukrainian Army, in a statement referring to a Turkish-made military drone.
Raptor patrol boats can carry up to 3 crew members and 20 personnel. They are usually equipped with machine guns and are used in reconnaissance and landing operations.
Snake Island became a symbol of Ukrainian resistance after the widespread radio exchange that Ukrainian soldiers refused to surrender from the crew of Russian warships.
The Russian ship involved, Moscow, sank in the Black Sea in mid-April following saying that Moscow had exploded on board. Ukraine said it had attacked a warship with a missile.
The reported drone attack occurs more than two weeks after the Ukrainian army states: Was badly damaged One of Russia’s most important warships launching missiles on the devastated south coast of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the long-awaited initiative Evacuate people From the steelworks Ukrainian city of Mariupol The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday.
The ICRC was working with the United Nations and Ukrainian and Russian officials to get people out of the vast Azovstal ironworks, an ICRC spokesman told CBS News. Zelenskyy Tweet “The first group of about 100 people is already heading to the controlled area,” Ukrainian officials said, “we are working to evacuate other civilians from the factory.”
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