“The Bayraktar TB2 drone destroyed another Russian ship. This time it was a landing craft of the 11770 Serna project. The traditional parade of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on May 9 will take place this year near Snake Island – at the bottom of the sea, “wrote the Ukrainian army.
Ukrainian media reported on Friday that a Russian frigate had been hit in the same area and started burning. Neither Kyiv nor Moscow officially confirmed the report. According to some sources, the damaged ship was the frigate of the project 11356 Burevestnik (Buřňák), which are vessels with guided short-range and long-range missiles.
Some sources stated that it may have been Admiral Makarov, which, along with two other frigates of the same type, is in the service of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
According to the DPA, it is not clear whether Friday’s and today’s reports cover the same incident or whether it involves the intervention of two different Russian vessels.
Russian Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko’s adviser said today that a Russian Serna had been destroyed while trying to transport the TOR ground-to-air missile system to Snake Island. Earlier, according to him, the ground-to-air system directly on Snake Island was destroyed in another air attack.
“Enemy units on Snake Island now remain without air protection and will be destroyed and burned like cockroaches or locusts,” he said on the Telegram network.
The DPA recalled that in mid-April, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, the cruiser Moscow, also sank near Snake Island. Russia claims that this happened on a stormy sea when the cruiser was towed to port after ammunition exploded on it. According to the Ukrainian version, however, the ship sank as a result of Neptune missiles.
Transnistria reports four night explosions
Four night explosions are reported from the Moldovan separatist region of Transnistria. The area appears to have been hit by ammunition fired from drones. Local authorities quoted Reuters as saying on Saturday.
Similar incidents in the area, controlled by separatists with ties to Russia, have been reported for two weeks and raise fears that fighting from Ukraine may spread across the border.
The Ministry of the Interior of Transnistria today published photos of craters that remained in the Rybnica area after night interventions. The local military base is guarded by Russian soldiers.
The ministry’s information does not indicate who is behind the night attacks. The Ukrainian and Russian armies did not support those from the past.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu said after talks with her Lithuanian counterpart today that Moldova is not currently under threat. The Kyiv Independent wrote this on its twitter account. Sandu added that the Moldovan authorities were monitoring the situation and doing everything they could to prevent destabilization.
Russia has had a contingent of about 1,500 troops in Transnistria since the 1992 peace agreement between the separatists and the Moldovan army.
One Russian commander said in April that Russia wanted to gain control of all of southern Ukraine, which would make it easier for Russia to access Transnistria.