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Militarnyy: damage to ship in Sevastopol indicates that it not to be restored

Photo by satellites are provided. A submarine was also damaged. 

Militarnyy: damage to ship in Sevastopol indicates that it not to be restored
Photo: Def. Mon. Militarnyy

According to satellite images, at the time of the attack on the shipyard in Sevastopol a large amphibious assault ship of Project 755 and a submarine, probably of Project 877/636, were in dry dock, Militarnyy writes.

According to unconfirmed reports, these are the large landing ship Minsk and the submarine Rostov-on-Don. One of the satellite photos clearly shows the outlines characteristic of the Project 755 design.

"According to satellites, the ship was severely damaged as a result of the blast and a large-scale fire. It had a serious hole in the port side in the superstructure area, which may mean that a cruise missile hit the engine room," Militarnyy noted.

The nature and extent of the damage, as well as the complexity of repairing ships made in Poland, suggest that the ship is beyond repair.

"The condition of another vessel remains unknown, which may be a submarine of the 877/636 project. These boats are also known as Warshavianka and as carriers of Kalibr cruise missiles, which have repeatedly

 struck Ukraine," the journalists added.

According to Russian sources, the Minsk class of warships belongs to the so-called Baltic Fleet. It was built in Poland in 1984. It is armed with two 57-mm artillery pieces, two launchers of the Hrad-M multiple rocket launcher system, and four launchers of the Strela-2 portable air defence missile system. It could carry up to 500 tons of equipment and cargo and 225 paratroopers. The crew consisted of 87 people.

The Rostov-on-Don submarine is a carrier of Kalibr cruise missiles. The Russians deployed this boat to the Black Sea in February 2022 in preparation for a full-scale invasion. It can carry up to four Kalibr missiles and is equipped with man-portable air defence systems, mines, and torpedoes.

The attack took place on the night of 13 September. The occupiers claimed to have destroyed seven of the 10 missiles and all three surface unmanned boats. They also admitted that two ships were damaged.

In the morning, the Air Force Commander thanked the Ukrainian pilots for their excellent combat work and posted a photo of the fire in Sevastopol.

Russia uses the occupied Crimea as its military base, and Ukraine has noted that all military targets in the occupied territories are legitimate targets for attack.

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