Russia has recently installed barriers at the entrance to Sevastopol Bay in Crimea, likely as a precaution against Ukrainian naval drones, as seen in a satellite image shared by Brady Efric, an Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) analyst, on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The satellite image, dated Oct. 13, clearly shows the newly erected barriers positioned at the entrance to Sevastopol Bay.
“Here’s a recent look at the barriers Russia has placed at the entrance to Sevastopol harbor in Crimea to counter Ukraine’s naval drones,” Efric said in comments.
Sources from Ukraine’s SBU security service reported on Sept. 14 that an experimental Ukrainian naval drone, known as Sea Baby, had attacked a Russian missile ship, the Samum, near the entrance to Sevastopol Bay. This incident led to a loss of control over the ship.
Ukrainian forces next targeted two Russian patrol ships of the 22160 Vasily Bykov project located in the southwestern region of the Black Sea, causing significant damage. The operation involved the use of sea drones.
Earlier, powerful explosions were reported in the occupied city of Sevastopol, and Russia acknowledged an attack involving missiles and naval drones, referred to as “unmanned boats,” which resulted in damage to a ship repair facility and two vessels ostensibly undergoing “repairs.”
Ukrainian intelligence confirmed that the large landing ship Minsk and the submarine Rostov-on-Don had been struck and are now beyond repair.
According to the Ukrainian military’s General Staff, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion Ukraine has successfully neutralized 20 Russian ships and boats, along with one submarine.
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