The Russian ship was destroyed last year, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army published photos of the sinking of the “Saratov”.

The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valery Zlozny, announced that a year ago, the troops under his command destroyed the Russian ship Saratov in the port of the city of Berdyansk. The attackers had confirmed the loss of the plane shortly before.

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“A year ago on March 24, 2022, the armed forces of Ukraine launched a missile attack on the Russian base in the occupied port of Berdyansk. The large ships, Orsk, Cesar Konikov, Novocherkassk were damaged while the Saratov ship was destroyed,” he claimed. What did

The Ukrainian commander stressed that the myth of the invincibility of the Russian fleet was destroyed by precision strikes.

“The myth of the invincibility of the Russian fleet was destroyed by the precise attacks of the armed forces of Ukraine. It once again proved an indisputable fact: the enemy will not know peace on the territory of Ukraine, not on land and Nor in the sea,” asserted Zalozny.

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Meanwhile, the Russians confirmed the loss of the vessel during combat operations only on the anniversary of the ship’s destruction near the city of Sevastopol, the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

At the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the landing craft’s fallen sailors, the Russian-appointed commander of the Crimean naval base, Felix Menkov, announced that the ship was “destroyed during hostilities”.

“A year ago, during combat operations, we lost an amphibious assault ship, the Saratov amphibious assault ship. We also lost the crews of the Saratov, Novocherkassk and Caesar Konikov ships,” Mankov said.

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This is the first official confirmation of the loss of the ship during combat operations. Earlier, the Russian army denied the losses.

The American company Maxar Technologies showed satellite images of the wrecked Saratov. Russian occupiers found the sunken ship and sent it to occupied Crimea for maintenance.

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