According to the Interfax news agency, President Vladimir Putin was briefed on Kyiv’s latest attack on Christmas eve, which involved cruise missile strikes on a Russian landing warship in Feodosia, Black Sea, on Tuesday night, resulting in at least one fatality and five injuries.
The Crimean port of Feodosia was attacked by Ukrainian forces using air-launched missiles, according to Russian media.
The Russian President was also told about the Ukrainian attack, according to the Kremlin, by Minister Sergei Shoigu.
Speaking to Radio Free Europe, Ukrainian Air Force spokeswoman Yuriy Ihnat stated that he believed it would be difficult for the Novocherkassk, which is capable of carrying tanks and armored vehicles and is used to drop troops ashore, to re-enter,”We can observe the explosion’s strength and the nature of the detonation. After that, a ship has very little chance of surviving because this was a weapons detonation rather than a rocket, the man stated.
The representative added, “Ukraine used cruise missiles in the attack,” though she did not say which kind. Ukraine had received such weaponry from Britain and France.
Two Ukrainian Su-24 jets were shot down by Russian anti-aircraft equipment during military engagement between the opposing forces, according to Moscow.
Large military supplies and landing forces are the primary uses of landing ships in operations. 340 soldiers and ten main battle tanks were transported by the damaged Novocherkassk.
A weapon of a similar type was also employed in the September attack on a military dock at Sevastopol, which resulted in damage to the landing ship Minsk and the Kilo-class diesel-electric attack submarine Rostov-on-Don.
Russia declared earlier this week that it had taken over the crucial Ukrainian city of Maryinka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, which is a key base for the forces loyal to Kiyv.