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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 footage reveals terrified Russian sailors making an attempt to fend off an assault from Ukrainian sea drones in a doomed final stand.

    A GoPro video reveals how troopers onboard the Russian touchdown ship Caesar Kunikov desperately tried to struggle off the oncoming drones in an intense 20-minute sea battle, which climaxes with the vessel getting fully destroyed in a fiery explosion.

    The warship was sunk on February 14, however footage of the battle has solely simply been launched on Russian pro-war Telegram channel FighterBomber

    Hellish, chaotic scenes noticed a small group of seamen unloading their weapons into the murky water. Explosions rang out round them because the drones one after the other slammed into the ship’s hull and lit up the night time sky.

    GoPro footage captures Russian sailors making an attempt to fend off the drone assault (Picture: Fighterbomber/e2w)

    No confirmed toll has emerged however stories steered a minimum of 17 of the Russian crew of as much as 87 have been misplaced because the Caesar Kunikov sank.

    The footage was meant to glorify the Russian sailors who had misplaced their lives within the attack- But additionally highlights how Ukraine’s kamikaze drones have modified the face of naval warfare.

    An nameless crew member- in search of to dispute Russian claims that the sailors had been ‘cowards’ and failed of their responsibility – mentioned his GoPro footage confirmed they ‘repelled the attack of [marine drones] with all available forces and means’ within the fierce sea battle.

    The supply mentioned there have been ten drones however Ukraine has solely admitted 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 footage reveals the final moments of the warship Caesar Kunikov earlier than it sinks in a fiery explosion(Picture: Fighterbomber/e2w)

    ‘The fifth [drone] hit the ship within the stern, so immobilising the ship, after which sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth marine drones struck the ship on the port aspect within the midships and nearer to the strict, with the aim of capsizing the vessel…..

    ‌’The ninth marine drone partially entered the opening made by the earlier drone and detonated virtually inside.’

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

    Russian naval commander Admiral Viktor Sokolov was subsequently 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 giant touchdown ship Caesar Kunikov was sunk on Febreuary 14 (Picture: REUTERS)

    Despite their ground-based counteroffensive leading to restricted features, Kyiv has nonetheless managed to attain quite a few vital naval victories towards Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.

    In addition to the sinking of the Caesar Kunikov, Ukraine additionally took down the Russian warship ‘Sergei Kotov’ on March 5 and famously sank the flagship Moskva within the early days of the invasion.

    Despite having no navy or warships of their very own, Ukraine’s adept use of Magura V5 drones have compelled Putin’s fleet to retreat from Crimea and have succeeded in breaking the Russian naval blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports.

    Now warships that after threatened Ukraine every day have been compelled to return to port.



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    ‌The Sergey Kotov is the 15th warship misplaced by the Russian Navy for the reason that starting of the conflict with Ukraine, and the fourth since late December.

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