The tug transported ammunition, personnel of the russian Black Sea Fleet and SAM “TOR”.
The tug was hit when it was transporting ammunition, weapons and personnel of the russian Black Sea Fleet to Snake Island.
The Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine lined up another russian tug “Vasily Bekh” with an anti-aircraft missile system “TOR” on board. According to the head of the Odessa OVA Maxim Marchenko, the tug was hit on the morning of June 17 in the Black Sea, when he was transporting to the Snake Island ammunition, weapons, personnel and SAM “TOR”. According to preliminary information, 70% of the crew was affected.
“Congratulations to the Moscow cruiser team,” – Marchenko wrote.
The information about the defeat of the target was also confirmed by the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“In the Black Sea, the tugboat of the Black Sea Fleet” Vasily Bekh” was hit while transporting ammunition, weapons and personnel of the Black Sea Fleet to Snake Island. “Even the presence of the TOR anti-aircraft missile system on board did not prevent the Ukrainian Navy from demilitarizing Russian invaders,” – the Ukrainian Navy said.
The Ukrainian Navy has released a video of a russian tugboat being shot down.
The information about the impression of the russian tug anti-ship missile was also confirmed by the head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak.
The Navy hit the russian tug Vasily Bekh with an anti-ship missile. “According to OK Pivden, 70% of the crew was affected,” – Yermak said.
The occupiers are currently conducting a search and rescue operation.
Initially, there was no information about the victims, but later the head of the President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, said that 70% of the crew was affected.
The tug was built at the Astrakhan Shipyard. Its displacement is 1605 tons. Vasily Bekh was accepted into the russian Black Sea Fleet in 2017.
In the evening of June 17, the head of the Odessa OVA Maxim Marchenko said that the russian tug “Vasily Bekh” sank.
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