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Russia's fear of the Black Sea? Putin's fleet in distress

2024-03-02T16:14:47.723Z

Highlights: Russia's fear of the Black Sea? Putin's fleet in distress. Russia could attack relatively safely from the eastern Black Sea, according to British intelligence. British intelligence also reported deficiencies in Russian strategy “against Ukraine’s unconventional approach to maritime warfare” Ukraine does not have a particularly large navy, but has recently successfully used naval drones. There are the Mediterranean Sea no carriers of cruise missiles, no cruise missiles of Kalibr, and no enemy ships in the Sea of Azov.



As of: March 2, 2024, 4:59 p.m

By: Lisa Mahnke

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Russian ships surprisingly turn around shortly before the Black Sea.

Hazard reports are suspected to be the cause.

Is it because of Ukraine's tactics?

Istanbul - Russian ships are said to have recently entered the Bosphorus Strait between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, only to suddenly turn back.

This was announced by Ukraine's naval spokesman, Dmitry Pletenchuk, according to the Ukrainian news agency

Unian

.

The ships from Russia are restricted in their freedom of movement and the lack of Russian presence in the Black Sea shows that “the enemy is fully aware of the danger”.

According to Pletenchuk, the units were supposed to escort ships out of the strait in the recent incident.

“This happens irregularly, about once a month,” Pletentschuk told

Unian

.

The navy spokesman suspected a danger message was the trigger for the reversal, but explained that it was difficult to determine the exact cause.

“Positive trend” in the Black Sea: Ukraine impresses with unconventional naval tactics

Pletenchuk concluded from the situation for the Ukrainian war that “a positive trend is visible for us in the Black Sea.” The Ukrainian explained that the ships had moved along the Turkish border in order to remain in Turkish territorial waters.

“So they didn’t take the shortest route that they would normally take, but fled to their hiding places,” said Pletentschuk.

British intelligence also reported deficiencies in Russian strategy “against Ukraine’s unconventional approach to maritime warfare.”

Ukraine does not have a particularly large navy, but has recently successfully used naval drones.

Nevertheless, Russia could attack relatively safely from the eastern Black Sea, according to British intelligence.

Most recently , according

to

the Ukrainian Defense Ministry on

The sinking of the “Caesar Kunikov” also intensified the effect.

The alleged Ivanovets ship in the Defense Ministry video footage purporting to prove the drone attack.

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Nataliya Humenyuk, head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine, said Russia also recently attempted to deploy strategic aircraft from the Black Sea.

The attack is said to have been canceled there too.

“Something went wrong,” Humenyuk explained.

Hardly any ships left in the seas around Ukraine: Is Russia afraid of the Black Sea?

Although no specific ships were mentioned in the conversation, OSINT analyzes always found noticeable movements of Russian ships.

OSINT is short for “Open Source Intelligence” and means publicly accessible, security-relevant information.

This was also the case with the US-sanctioned cargo ship “Sparta IV” and the cargo ship “Yaz”, which often transports aviation fuel, both of which made a U-turn shortly before the southern Bosphorus canal entrance on February 26th, three days before the interview was published.

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Yörük Işık, who shared the incident on X, is an OSINT observer for the Bosphorus Strait.

“Fake civilian ships that dare not sail the Black Sea?” Işık asked in the description of the Yaz post.

Pletenchuk reported: “Now there is only one unit in the Black Sea.” A Ukrainian Navy message published by

Inferfax

also noted “an enemy ship in the Black Sea,” as well as “one enemy ship in the Sea of ​​Azov and two enemy ships in the Mediterranean Sea.

There are no carriers of Kalibr cruise missiles,” the statement said.

While Ukraine recently suffered losses on the rural front near Avdiivka, reports paint a more successful picture for the battle at sea.

(lismah)

Source: merkur

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