Russia has been suffering significant equipment losses ever since the start of the war on February 24, with several videos emerging of both tanks and helicopters being destroyed in successful drone strikes. New footage shared by Ukraine’s Defence forced has now suggested Moscow suffered further losses in the Black Sea after another drone attack. Footage shared on the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine’s Facebook page appeared to show two Russian Raptor fast-attack craft being blown to smithereens off the coast of Snake Island.
One of the two boats can be seen sailing as Ukrainian forces target it at a distance from a monitor.
The footage second later shows a considerable conflagration destroying the first ship, with the video later cutting to video of an unmanned drone.
Chief of General Staff Valeriy Zaluzhniy said the boats were destroyed at dawn.
He wrote on Facebook: “Two Russian Raptor-class boats were destroyed at dawn today near Zmiinyi (Snake) Island.”
The Raptor boats were being used to help the Russian military evacuate, it has been claimed.
Ukraine’s Operational Command South said: “The strikes came as the enemy tried to carry out the evacuation and replenishment of personnel.”
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