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Black Sea Fleet strengthens protection against Ukrainian attacks

Moscow, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Black Sea Fleet reinforced the protection of its main base against attacks by sea-borne unmanned vehicles, Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov declared.

The security of the main base of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, in Crimea, was reinforced against this kind of threat, and ship berths were outfitted with electronic warfare and optical-electronic surveillance equipment, the officer told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

Sokolov reminded that in recent months, Ukraine tried several times to attack Crimea using drones. One of the most recent attacks against the Black Sea Fleet surface UAV facilities occurred on March 22nd. even though the drones were destroyed by the Russian fleet, he said.

On April 24th, the Black Sea Fleet repelled another surface drone attack. Anti-submarine warfare forces destroyed one drone in the outer reaches of the port of Sevastopol and another detonated itself. No facilities were damaged.

Sokolov stressed that the forces of the Black Sea Fleet protect deployment points, important military facilities and critical infrastructure on the territory of the Crimean peninsula against attacks by air and sea drones, Ukrainian sabotage groups, and sea mines.


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