November 3, 2023, 15:00

There are no missile carriers on combat duty, but the level of missile danger is high – Natalia Humeniuk on the situation in the Black Sea

Russia currently keeps 5-6 units of enemy warships and boats on duty in the Black Sea. For several days now, there have been no missile carriers or large amphibious ships sailing into combat duty. However, the missile threat is assessed as high.

That’s according to Natalia Humeniuk, Head of the United Coordinating Press Center of Security and Defense Forces of the South of Ukraine, at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform. 

“5-6 units of enemy ships are on duty. Normally, these are patrol ships and border guard boats mostly. But the weather is unfavorable now, the widespread outbreak of severe thunderstorms has been lasting for several days in a row, during that time there has been notably a grouping with no missile carriers on combat duty, and large landing ships are also brought to their basing points. However, the General Staff also assesses the level of missile threat from the sea area as high, as the enemy can use missile launchers even from bays,” she noted.

According to Natalia Humeniuk, the enemy’s naval group, hiding behind civilian vessels, continues to deploy in the area it designates as conditionally safe from the eastern coast of Crimea to Novorossiysk.

“There they have set up, let me remind you, a kind of inspection area before the Kerch Strait passage, where they concentrate 30 to 40 civilian shipping vessels as a conditional buffer zone to protect their warships from possible drone attacks,” she added.

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