KYIV, Ukraine (NEWSnet/AP) — Ukraine claimed Tuesday it had sunk another Russian warship in the Black Sea using high-tech sea drones.

Russian authorities did not confirm the claim.

The Ukrainian military intelligence agency said a special operations unit destroyed the large patrol ship Sergey Kotov overnight. The ship, which Ukraine said was commissioned in 2021 and was hit near the Kerch Strait, reportedly can carry cruise missiles and around 60 crew.

Seven Russian crew members were killed and six were injured in the strike, while 52 crew were rescued, the Ukraine defense ministry said.

 

The sinking of such a modern ship would be a significant loss for Moscow, even though there are dozens of other vessels in its Black Sea fleet.

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