November 8, 2023, 15:21

The ports of Greater Odesa are now working to import goods,  the russian broken ship will not soon be able to fire missiles at Ukraine – Navy spokesman

The enemy amphibious assault ship Minsk, which was damaged by Ukrainian missiles, is being dismantled by the occupiers for spare parts, and the new missile ship Askold is unlikely to return to service soon.

This was stated by Dmytro Pletenchuk, spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy, at a briefing at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center.

“The Minsk is very old, there is no point in restoring it, unless it is for propaganda, so it is being dismantled for spare parts in Sevastopol. As for the Askold in Kerch, which did not manage to fire a single missile at Ukrainians, although it was loaded with missiles, it has also burned out to the point where it will not be able to go on a raid soon,” noted the Navy spokesman.

Pletenchuk emphasized that the Askold missile ship is from the new Russian Karakurt series.  There are only three of them, all built in the temporarily occupied Kerch: “The Cyclone has already been launched, but Askold and Amur are still at the docks.

Moreover the occupiers have complicated maritime logistics for themselves by moving the ships to safe places.

“Almost all Russian ships with missiles are now near Novorossiysk, where they are really safer for now and where logistics are well established. For example, they are not able to take them to Sukhumi, because there is no infrastructure there,” said Pletenchuk.

The Navy spokesman emphasized that the enemy is now using drones more for air strikes, but despite all the attacks by the invaders, the “grain corridor” in the northwestern part of the Black Sea works both for the export of Ukrainian food and the import of goods to our country.

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