Russia/Ukraine War; Ukraine Blows Up Russian Warship - FIRST AWARENESS


Thursday, March 24, 2022

Russia/Ukraine War; Ukraine Blows Up Russian Warship

A Russian amphibious landing ship burns in the Ukrainian port city of Berdyansk (Screenshot)
An amphibious landing ship which Russia is using to transport tanks and other armored vehicles for its invasion of Ukraine has been reportedly  damaged in the southeast port city of Berdyansk.

According to Ukraine’s Navy post on Facebook, the Russian ship Orsk, Project 1171 (NATO designation Alligator) class amphibious transport dock, was destroyed in the Russian-occupied port city.

Ukraine’s military tweeted a video of the Russian landing ship on fire, with the caption “Berdyansk!!! The [Russian] occupiers are burning well”.

The Ukrainian military did not immediately specify how its forces were able to get through Russian lines to attack the landing ship.

Days before the landing ship was destroyed, the Russia’s state-run media outlet Russia Today (RT) shared footage of the landing ship offloading a BTR-80 armored personnel carrier. The Russian media coverage highlighted the fact that Russian forces were using the Ukrainian port to supply its invasion forces.

A handout picture released by the Ukrainian Navy shows plumes of smoke and flames in the port of Berdyansk in the Azov Sea. / Ukrainian Navy/AFP via Getty Ima.

Ukrainian Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Malyar said the Russian landing ship represented a “huge target” that could carry up to 400 troops and 20 tanks or 45 armored vehicles has been attacked.BBC reported.

Additional footage on Thursday showed the Russian landing ship burning from a distance.

As Russia’s Orsk landing ship burned, one video showed two more Russian warships sailing away from the port.

Ukraine’s Defence Ministry highlighted the strike on the Russian landing ship, which it noted coincided with the one-month mark of the start of the Russian invasion.

“Celebration of one month since the beginning of the russian invasion took place in Hell. 15,800 russian soldiers marched in parade,” Ukraine’s Defence Ministry tweeted. “The highlight of the column of military machinery was russian large landing ship ‘Orsk'”.

As of Thursday, Ukraine’s military has declared that, Russia has lost about 15,800 troops, 530 tanks, 1,597 armored personnel carriers, 280 artillery pieces, 82 multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), 47 anti-aircraft systems, 108 planes, 147 helicopters, 50 tactical-level drones, 1,033 other road vehicles, 72 fuel trucks, four ships of various types and 16 other pieces of special equipment.

Source: AmericanMilitaryNews

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