In the Black Sea, the Russian Federation had 12 landing ships before the full-scale invasion. Currently, five of them are no longer in service. Dmytro Pletenchuk, the spokesman for the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said this on the air of the FREEDOM TV channel.

The spokesman noted that the Russians were now blocked from replenishing the Black Sea Fleet.

“They pumped it up as much as they could under the guise of training before the full-scale invasion. I remind you, speaking only of large landing ships, they add six to the six that were already there. But the result is known: five of them are no longer in service. This number can grow,” Pletenchuk said.

Military ship

According to him, the total wear and tear of the ships from the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation is 60-70%, and state orders for the production of new ships are fulfilled by only 35%, even with a delay of many years. Therefore, today, the Russian fleet in the Black Sea is only “a pale shadow of the Soviet fleet, which Russia actually inherited.”

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  • Serna landing ship, sunk
  • Novocherkassk large landing ship, hit
  • Tsezar Kunikov large landing ship, hit
  • Olenegorskyi Gornyak large landing ship, hit

As a reminder, on the night of 4 August, Ukrainian sea kamikaze drones damaged the Olenegorskyi Gornyak large landing ship near the port of Novorossiysk in Krasnodar Krai of the Russian Federation. It is currently in port and needs repairs.

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