Ukrainian troops say U.S. harpoon missiles destroyed heavily armed Russian ships in the Black Sea


File Photo: Destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a harpoon surface-to-ground missile on May 26, 2019, during a Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) Shikoku exercise between Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Navy in the Philippine Sea. To do. The photo was taken on May 26, 2019. Distribution via US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist First Class Tony Burton / REUTERS.

File Photo: US Navy Guided Missile Destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-ground missile during a Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) Shikoku exercise in the Philippine Sea of ​​Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the US Navy. May 26, 2019.Distribution via US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist First Class Tony Burton / Reuters.

  • Ukrainian officials said they used two harpoon missiles on Friday to attack a Russian tugboat in the Black Sea.

  • This is the first time Ukraine has announced that it has destroyed a Russian ship with weapons supplied from the West.

  • According to a Ukrainian military statement, the harpoon used was given to Ukraine by the United States.

Ukrainian military officials say they used two US-supplied harpoon missiles to attack the Russian Navy’s Vasiliy Bekh tugboat in the Black Sea.

This action is the first time Ukraine has announced that it has destroyed a Russian ship equipped with weapons supplied from the West.

On Friday, the attack was announced at the Ukrainian Armed Forces Strategic Communications Bureau Telegram channel. It has released a video claiming that anti-ship missiles will blow up the ship. Insiders were unable to verify the footage on their own.

Head Odesa “This morning, our Navy attacked the Black Sea Fleet support vessel Vasily Bev, equipped with a TOR anti-aircraft missile system, which later turned out to have sunk,” said Maxim Marchenko’s junta.

Ukrainian troops also claimed that Vasily Bek was transporting Black Sea Fleet ammunition, weapons, and personnel to Snake Island.

According to a later message, the Harpoon anti-ship missile manufactured by the Boeing Defense and Space Security Agency was supplied to Ukraine as part. A multi-billion dollar aid package defended by President Joe Biden.

Russian missile cruiser

The Russian guided missile cruiser Moscow is anchored at the Ukrainian Black Sea Port in Sevastopol, Ukraine, on May 10, 2013. She was sunk by Ukraine in April 2022.Reuters / stringers / file photos

June 15th US Department of Defense Said to supply it too Harpoon mounted on a trucks Strengthen the coastal defense of Ukraine.

Like US missiles, Ukraine has developed domestic naval weapons and used them to have a devastating impact. During April Ukrainian troops sank Russian warship MoscowThe flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, with at least one self-made Neptune missile.

Ukrainian troops claim to have destroyed 1376 Russian tanks, 3376 armored fighting vehicles and 14 ships since the invasion of Russia began on February 24. Telegram channel,

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