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    Astonishing footage, filmed by a GoPro camera, shows a Russian crew member of the Caesar Kunikov large landing ship during its last battle with Ukrainian marine drones off the coast of Crimea. Ukraine sank the Caesar Kunikov on 14 February 2024

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    Extraordinary video footage reveals horrified Russian sailors trying to ward off an attack from Ukrainian sea drones in a doomed last stand.

    A GoPro video demonstrates how soldiers onboard the Russian landing ship Caesar Kunikov frantically attempted to eliminate off the approaching drones in an extreme 20- minute sea fight, which climaxes with the vessel getting totally damaged in an intense surge.

    The warship was sunk on February 14, however video footage of the fight has actually only simply been launched on Russian pro-war Telegram channel FighterBomber

    Hellish, disorderly scenes saw a little group of seafarers discharging their weapons into the dirty water. Explosions sounded out around them as the drones one by one knocked into the ship’s hull and illuminated the night sky.

    GoPro video footage catches Russian sailors trying to ward off the drone attack (Picture: Fighterbomber/ e2w)

    No verified toll has actually emerged however reports recommended a minimum of 17 of the Russian team of as much as 87 were lost as the Caesar Kunikov sank.

    The video footage was suggested to glorify the Russian sailors who had actually lost their lives in the attack- But likewise highlights how Ukraine’s kamikaze drones have actually altered the face of marine warfare.

    An confidential team member- looking for to disagreement Russian declares that the sailors had actually been ‘cowards’ and stopped working in their task– stated his GoPro video footage revealed they ‘drove away the attack of [marine drones] with all offered forces and indicates’ in the intense sea fight.

    The source stated there were 10 drones however Ukraine has actually just confessed to 5.

    Astonishing footage, filmed by a GoPro camera, shows a Russian crew member of the Caesar Kunikov large landing ship during its last battle with Ukrainian marine drones off the coast of Crimea. Ukraine sank the Caesar Kunikov on 14 February 2024

    The video footage reveals the last minutes of the warship Caesar Kunikov before it sinks in an intense surge(Picture: Fighterbomber/ e2w)

    ‘The 5th [drone] struck the ship in the stern, so immobilising the ship, after which sixth, 7th, 8th and 9th marine drones struck the ship on the port side in the midships and closer to the stern, with the function of capsizing the vessel …

    ‘The 9th marine drone partly got in the hole made by the previous drone and detonated practically within.’

    The team member stated: ‘The ship could no longer be saved – the list was rapidly increasing.’

    Russian marine leader Admiral Viktor Sokolov was consequently dismissed following the sinking of the ship.

    FILE PHOTO: The Russian Navy's large landing ship Caesar Kunikov sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik/File Photo

    The Russian Navy’s big landing ship Caesar Kunikov was sunk on Febreuary 14 (Picture: REUTERS)

    Despite their ground-based counteroffensive leading to restricted gains, Kyiv has actually nonetheless handled to score a variety of substantial marine success versus Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.

    In addition to the sinking of the Caesar Kunikov, Ukraine likewise removed the Russian warship ‘Sergei Kotov’ on March 5 and notoriously sank the flagship Moskva in the early days of the intrusion.

    Despite having no navy or warships of their own, Ukraine’s skilled usage of Magura V5 drones have actually required Putin’s fleet to pull back from Crimea and have actually prospered in breaking the Russian marine blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports.

    Now warships that as soon as threatened Ukraine every day have actually been required to go back to port.



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    The Sergey Kotov is the 15 th warship lost by the Russian Navy given that the start of the war with Ukraine, and the 4th given that late December.

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