IP - Kiyv says that the special intelligence unit of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense destroyed the Russian Black Sea Fleet's corvette Ivanovets at Lake Donuzlav in Crimea which is currently under Russian control.

Iran PressEurope: The Ukrainian Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) announced that it had destroyed the Russian corvette Ivanovets, a member of the Black Sea Fleet, in an operation conducted by Group 13 of the special intelligence unit of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense using a group of Naval Kamikaze Drones during a nighttime operation before the dawn of 1 February 2024.

The attack, occurring near Lake Donuzlav in Crimea, inflicted critical damage on the Ivanovets after several direct hits, leading to its sinking.

The cost of the ship is estimated to be between $60 and $70 million, underscoring the economic impact of this loss for Russia.

The corvette Ivanovets, or Tarantul-III class, represents an evolution in the Molniya corvette family, originally designed for export.

The Corvette Ivanovets were armed with a Moskit (SS-N-22 Sunburn) missile system, capable of launching supersonic anti-ship missiles, as well as the four Moskit supersonic anti-ship missiles.

In addition to its strike missiles, the Ivanovets are equipped with air defense missile weapons and automatic artillery installations. The Ivanovets also have two launchers and combined-interference shells to protect against anti-ship weapons with different guidance systems.

Videos circulated on Russian social media show the crew using various weapons to aim and fire at Ukrainian USVs without notable success.


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