Russian navy suffers losses in Ukraine


The Ukrainian Navy reported that the Saratov, a Russian warship, was sunk in the Russian-controlled port of Berdyansk in southern Ukraine on March 24th. Until last week, the Russian navy hadn’t lost a warship in an attack since World War II. 

Video from a large number of sources confirms the attack on the port of Berdyansk. The Ukrainian navy reports that the Saratov, a Russian tank-landing ship, was destroyed. And two other ships received damage.  A warehouse at the port which housed Russian ammunition and fuel were also destroyed.

Russia is losing an increasing number of high-ranking officers. And the Navy is no exception. Russian Naval officer Captain First Rank Andrei Nikolayevich (ranks between a captain and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy) was killed leading marine troops in the siege of the port city, Mariupol.

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