Moscow: Russian warship attacked by Ukrainian drones near Bosporus Strait
The crew of the Russian warship Ivan Khurs repelled an attack by Ukrainian surface drones near the Bosporus Strait, within Turkey’s exclusive economic zone, TASS reported on Wednesday, citing a Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson.
"At 5:30 today, Ukrainian armed formations made an unsuccessful attempt with three unmanned speedboats to attack the Black Sea Fleet's ship Ivan Khurs that is carrying out the mission of providing safety for the operations of the Turkish Steam and Blue Stream gas pipelines in the exclusive economic zone of the Turkish Republic," Spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said.
He added that the Ukrainian boats were destroyed by the warship 140 km northeast of the Bosporus Strait.
Russia's MoD has released footage of them destroying a Ukrainian unmanned surface vessel that tried to attack the Russian warship Ivan Khurs in the Black Sea pic.twitter.com/2DAdWOQlt0— Faytuks News Δ (@Faytuks) May 24, 2023
A video allegedly showing destruction of Ukrainian unmanned craft by Russian defense systems was posted in social media.
No comment was immediately available from Ukrainian authorities.