Ukraine’s special ops landed in Crimea to guide missile strike on Russian warships
In a unique operation, Ukraine’s Special Operation Forces landed in occupied Crimea to direct a high-precision missile strike on a Russian landing ship and submarine in Sevastopol… pic.twitter.com/gTxs8cGfJo
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) September 16, 2023
Ukrainian Special Operation Forces executed a mission in occupied Crimea, directing a missile strike on a Russian landing ship and submarine in Sevastopol on 13 September. The forces used intel to locate and identify the Russian ships, then guided the missile attacks that successfully destroyed the targets.
- The Ukrainian operation targeted the Russian landing ship Minsk and the diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don in Sevastopol.
- SOF operators carried out identification, targeting, and adjusted fire using “special technical reconnaissance assets.”
- British Storm Shadow and French Scalp missiles were reported to have been used in the attack.
- Russian authorities reported taking down seven out of ten Ukrainian missiles, but UK intelligence suggests substantial damage to the Russian ships.
- Open-source group Oryx indicated that Minsk might have been fully destroyed, not just damaged.