Vladimir Putin, Sergei Shoigu, photo: Getty Images
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has already reported to the President of the aggressor country, Vladimir Putin, about the destruction of the large landing ship Novocherkassk in the Feodosia region in the occupied Crimea.
Source : Russian Interfax with reference to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov
Peskov’s direct speech : “Defense Minister Shoigu reported to Vladimir Putin about the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ attack on Feodosia and the damage to the large landing ship Novocherkassk.”
For reference: Earlier, the Southern Defense Forces reported that the Novocherkassk BDK is a Project 775 ship, which was built for the USSR by socialist Poland from 1975 to 1991, taking into account the possibility of conducting operations in the ocean.
It is noted that exactly the same Ukrainian ship “Konstantin Olshansky” was captured by Russian troops in Crimea in 2014.
The first attempt to attack the Novocherkassk landing ship was on March 24, 2022 in the port of occupied Berdyansk.
- On the night of December 26, the commander of the Air Force, Lieutenant General Nikolai Oleshchuk, confirmed that Ukrainian defenders blew up the Russian large landing ship Novocherkassk in occupied Feodosia.
- The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that on the night of December 26, the Ukrainian Armed Forces hit the large landing ship Novocherkassk in occupied Feodosia (Crimea) with missiles fired from Su-24 aircraft.
- According to the Air Force, the Novocherkassk landing craft in the Feodosia region was destroyed by cruise missiles from tactical aviation of the Air Force.