Another Russian warship hit by Ukraine missile attack

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Another Russian warship was reportedly hit by Ukrainian missiles in the Black Sea.  The ship was sailing near the legendary Snake Island off the coast of the port city of Odessa. It was reportedly hit by an R-360 Neptune anti-ship missile fired from Ukraine.

UNIAN news reports that the vessel was a “burevestnik” frigate named The Admiral Makarov. There were also reports that “large numbers” of Russian aircraft were circling overhead the smoking ship.

The Kyiv Post reported that Ukrainian military and Ukraine Parliament member Oleksiy Goncharenko have confirmed the ship had been hit. But the extent of damage is still unknown.

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 Open-source flight monitors on Twitter show data gathered from satellites and transponders reveal that known Russian rescue vessels and aircraft headed to the Snake Island area after reports emerged that the Makarov had been attacked.

Maritime ship trackers revealed that the Russian rescue ship identified as SPK-46150 was en route to the attack location late Thursday. 

Still unconfirmed images of a Russian warship said to be the Makarov burning were circulating on social media.

The latest attack on the Russian navy comes just three weeks after the Ukrainian military sunk the Moskova, the Russian navy’s largest warship and flagship. It went down on April 14th very close by to where the Admiral Makarov was hit.  A Neptune precision missile was also blamed for the attack on the Moskova.

The Admiral Makarov was commissioned in 2017, making it one of the newer ships. And it has been described as the most powerful Russian warship in the Black Sea today. Two large frigate class ships are also in the area. And both the “Admiral Grigorovich” and “Admiral Essen” are in the area.