Russia keeps nine warships, including two missile carriers, on standby off the coast of Crimea | ukraine news

Nine enemy warships are currently combat-ready in the Black Sea off the coast of occupied Crimea, including two missile carriers.

This is according to Natalia Humeniuk, the spokeswoman for the Southern Operational Command, who spoke at the national telethon, reports an Ukrinform correspondent.

“Currently, nine warships from the entire naval grouping are spotted in the Black Sea, including two missile carriers. These are surface missile carriers that could be armed with 16 Kalibr missiles,” she said. .

The rest of the missile carriers were brought to their bases, including submarines, the spokesman said.

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This may indicate that the probability of point hits from missiles remains in place.

“They are continuing their search for tactics that would prove effective because mass missile strikes have not been a practice or a tactic or something that would inspire even units that see no success on the battlefield,” he said. she declared.

According to Humeniuk, the Russians are keeping their warships in a safe zone more than 100 nautical miles from the nearest Ukrainian positions, so as not to be hit.

“They are also reducing their search operation in the area where the aerial incident took place (involving the Reaper drone and the Su-27 fighter jets – editor’s note). They searched for something there, (but – editor’s note) the weather and depth in the area are not helping to continue the effort,” the official said.

Responding to a question whether the Ukrainian military sees any changes in the security situation in connection with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Crimea, she said there were no critical changes in this regard.

“It’s all in their military doctrine – that is, placing their group of ships in suitable positions to protect themselves from the sea, as well as setting up a network of trenches which they believe is sufficient to ensure safety. “, said Humeniuk.

As reported, on Saturday, the Ukrainian Navy spotted 14 enemy warships off the coast of Crimea, including four missile carriers.

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