Ukraine destroys two Russian boats in Crimea

On May 30, 2024, a special unit of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Group 13, using Magura V5 naval attack drones, carried out a significant attack on the Russian navy.

Ukrainian intelligence officers have used Magura V5 naval attack drones to destroy two Russian boats, according to Defence intelligence of Ukraine.

The special forces of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine completed their combat mission and two Russian boats were destroyed. According to preliminary information, the sea drones struck the KS-701 Tunets boats.

“On May 30, 2024, Group 13, a special unit of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate, using Ukrainian-made Magura V5 naval drones, once again successfully attacked a ship and boat fleet of the aggressor state of Russia in temporarily occupied Crimea,” the post said.

In an attempt to neutralize the attack Russian forces in Crimea used Su-27/30/35s, MiG-29s, Be-12s, An-26s and Ka-27/29 and Mi-8 helicopters 32 times.

The Russian forces also randomly used small arms and 30mm cannons.

The Ukrainian military intelligence agency recalled that since the beginning of this year, the Group 13 special unit had already destroyed a number of Russian vessels using Magura V5 sea drones, including a missile ship and a Russian corvette, a large landing ship, and a high-speed patrol boat.

Shipping Telegraph was not able to independently verify the statements. There was no official comment from the Russian side.