“Two Russian raptor-class ships were destroyed near Snake Island today,” Valery Zalushny, commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, posted a video on Facebook. Sees two boats hit by two separate missiles.
“Bayraktar is working,” he said, adding that the war drone used in Turkey was used in both of these attacks.
Moscow has not confirmed the information on its behalf.
“Raptors set off to join Moscow”, Ukrainian military spokesman Vyatislav Nazarov said in a video, referring to the Russian flagship, which sank after being attacked by Ukrainian missiles in mid-April. Moscow, for its part, said the ship was damaged by an explosion.
Russian Raptor-class patrol boats are one of the fastest spacecraft in the Russian Navy, reaching speeds of up to 90 km / h at full speed.
They can carry up to 20 players in addition to a team of three.
The island of snakes has become a symbol in Ukraine from a viral radio transmission on social networks, in which, on the first day of the conflict, the Ukrainian border guards shouted “Fuck you, Russian military ship!” To the Russian ship, Moscow, which ordered them to surrender.
After this exchange, the ship bombed the island, the Russians captured it, and the Ukrainian soldiers were taken prisoner. They were later released on a prisoner exchange with Moscow.
The recording of this verbal exchange served as an inspiration for the Ukrainian opposition, with border guards appearing on banners and Ukrainian stamps during pro-government protests abroad.