Notes on the News
Ukraine blasts Russian Ropucha-class landing ship and kilo-class sub to smithereens. Nuclear war does not ensue.
Ukraine used British cruise missiles in a significant attack against the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in occupied Crimea:
A Russian submarine and warship were damaged in the pre-dawn barrage on the Sevastopol shipyard—potentially the largest strike against Russian naval targets of the war. … Images on social media captured explosions and flames ripping through the shipyard against a night sky in the very early hours of Wednesday morning.
What’s really interesting is they seem to have hit the drydock, too, which depending on the damage could be an even bigger problem for the Black Sea fleet. You can’t maintain combat ships without regular periods in the yard. The value of Sevastopol as a working naval base has been greatly diminished:
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