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LUkraine said on Saturday it had destroyed a Russian landing ship near the island of Little Snake in the Black Sea, which has become a symbol of Ukrainian opposition to the Russian invasion, which began in late February.
A Bayraktar TB2 fighter jet made in Turkey “hit the 11770 CERNA project landing vessel as well as two door-type surface-to-air missile systems,” the Ukrainian navy said on Facebook without mentioning the date.
“The traditional parade of the Russian navy on May 9 this year will take place near the island of snakes under the sea,” the Ukrainian Defense Ministry teased on Twitter.
Moscow has not confirmed the information on its behalf.
In the videos released by the Ukrainian military, we can see a ship hit by an explosion, especially anchored near a ship, which was later destroyed by fire and spread a large haze.
At 26 meters long, the Cerna is the fastest Russian landing gear capable of carrying 45 tons. It is designed with 7.62 mm caliber machine guns and Igla missile launchers and landing war vehicles and assault units.
In mid-April, the Russian flagship Moskva sank in the Black Sea after being attacked by Ukrainian missiles, according to Kyiv and Washington. Moscow, for its part, said the ship was damaged by an explosion.
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!” The Russian ship that forced them to surrender, to Moscow.
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