April 1, 2024, 14:43

Despite the enemy’s ships lurking near their bases, the threat of missiles from the sea remains a top concern

russia’s vessels are largely immobilized in the southeastern sector of the Black Sea, but the readiness of their missile platforms remains alarmingly high, keeping the danger alive.

Natalia Humeniuk, Head of the United Coordinating Press Center of the Security and Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine, highlighted these ongoing risks during a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“We must acknowledge the persistent threat, particularly the missile menace from the sea. Despite enemy ships remaining largely inactive at their bases, their missile platforms remain on high alert. We’ve observed them deployed on only two occasions recently, just prior to significant combined missile and drone strikes,” Humeniuk explained. She added, “The deployment of enemy missile carriers, including submarines, into the Black Sea appears to be a tactic to divert attention from air defense forces. Submarine missile carriers pose a significant challenge as launches from submarines are difficult to detect due to their low profile and proximity to the water’s surface. By the time the missiles reach detectable altitudes, there’s minimal time to respond.”

Humeniuk also mentioned that British intelligence reports indicate heightened security measures at the entrances to enemy ship basing points. 

She noted a shift in tactics, with ship and boat crews primarily monitoring surface activity through radar from within their bases. Meanwhile, the enemy has escalated the use of unmanned reconnaissance drones to gather intelligence.

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