Naval attack drones on the harbor of Sevastopol on March 22 did not lead to any consequences for the Black Sea fleet. This was reported by British intelligence in its new press release on the situation in Ukraine.
According to data voiced by the British, maritime Drones, which were supposed to hit the Russian ships, actually hit nothing, although three sea drones and one air drone participated in the attack. As a result, one of the marine drones crashed into the boom, and the other two were destroyed by fire from the Russian military already in the harbor.
Thus, according to British intelligence, the result of the attack was only the sea drones lost by the Ukrainian Navy. However, wanting to "sweeten the pill" for Kyiv, London added that Ukraine "frightened the Black Sea Fleet" with this attack, and now the command of the Russian fleet is allegedly afraid to withdraw ships from the harbor.
While the new attacks likely did not damage any military installations, the threat of unmanned surface vehicles likely continues to deter the actions of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
- stated in the message of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain.
Recall that in the early morning of March 22, the Naval Forces of Ukraine launched an attack by marine drones on the ships of the Black Sea Fleet in the roadstead of Sevastopol. However, the movement of the drones was detected by the observation post of the raid service, where senior sailor Marina Faleeva and chief foreman Tatyana Tseluiko were on duty. The servicemen reported on the discovery of enemy objects, after which fire from small arms weapons destroyed drones breaking into the harbor.
On March 24, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu awarded senior sailor Marina Faleeva and chief foreman Tatyana Tseluiko with orders of courage for their actions in destroying enemy unmanned targets.