Russia says 16 Ukrainian drones attacked flotilla in Black Sea on the annexed Crimean peninsula on Saturday morning October 29, 2022. Russia says its navy is repelling attacks in Sevastopol Bay.
The Russian army inspects an artificial navigation module Canada found in the drone that was shot down.
“According to information obtained from the memory of the navigation receiver, it was determined that the launch drone maritime operations are being carried out from the coast near the city of Odessa,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday, October 30, 2022.
Drone reportedly moved along the grain corridor security zone, before changing course towards the Russian naval base in the largest city on the Crimean peninsula, Sevastopol.
The Defense Ministry said one of the drones may have been launched from one of the civilian vessels chartered by Kyiv or the West for the export of agricultural products from a Ukrainian port.
Russia accuses Kyiv of planning the attack on Sevastopol with the help of British military experts. Britain has denied the charges.
Last month, the main bridge connecting Crimea with mainland Russia was partially damaged by an explosion in which Russia accused Ukraine of doing so. Kyiv has denied its role in the attack which prompted Russian retaliation.
Since then, Russia has carried out massive air and drone strikes across Ukrainedestroying more than a third of its electrical infrastructure.
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