The strike was carried out on the night of December 25th.
VDK is on fire
Defense forces destroyed the Russian large landing ship “Novocherkassk”.
This information was confirmed by Air Force Commander Nikolai Oleshchuk. He thanked the pilots and everyone involved for their meticulous work.
“And the Russian fleet is getting smaller! This time, following the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the cruiser Moskva, is the large landing ship Novocherkassk,” – he wrote.
Oleschuk advised Russians to flee Crimea before it’s too late.
Locals wrote on social networks that the ship exploded in the Feodosia port at about 3 am. The occupiers traditionally announced “air defense work.” Traffic on the Crimean bridge was blocked.
Novocherkassk is a large Project 775 Ropucha-class landing ship in service with the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Designed for amphibious landings on an unequipped coast and the overturning of troops and cargo by sea. Capable of transporting various types of armored vehicles, including tanks.
Built in Poland. Launched in 1987. “Novocherkassk” was damaged by a strike by the Defense Forces in the port of Berdyansk in March 2022. Then, along with it, the airborne landing craft “Orsk” and “Caesar Kunikov” were also damaged.
- As of September 2023 in the Ukrainian Navy It was reported that during the full-scale war, the defenders destroyed about five enemy airborne landing ships. The first Defense Forces destroyed the Russian airborne landing craft “Saratov” – on the day when the Novocherkassk and four other ships were damaged in Berdyansk.
- On August 4, 2023, Ukrainian naval drones attacked Novorossiysk, as a result of which the Olenegorsk Miner was destroyed.
- On September 13, a large landing ship was destroyed in Crimea as a result of an attack by missiles and surface drones and a cruise missile carrier submarine. The Main Intelligence Directorate confirmed that the damage to the vessels will most likely not allow them to be restored.