A Russian warship protecting pipelines in the Black Sea was attacked by unmanned Ukrainian speedboats on Wednesday, according to a Russian Defense Ministry (MoD) press briefing.
The attack occurred northeast of the Bosporus and close enough to Turkey to be within its Exclusive Economic Zone, but the MoD said the Russian naval ship Ivan Khurs repelled the attack and released dramatic video showing Ukrainian boats being fired upon and destroyed while inbound at a high rate of speed.
The Russian MoD reports that all three of the Ukrainian drone boats, that attempted a strike on the Ivan Khurs ship of the Black Sea Fleet, were destroyed pic.twitter.com/22dQY7nii7
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The attack is rare given the proximity to the Bosporus and the fact that usually such hostile encounters occur closer to Ukrainian and Russian ports, which suggests the war could be expanding to other parts of the Black Sea and region,
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