Ukrainian forces launched the most “massive” drone attack “in the history of the conflict” on the Kremlin’s fleet in Crimea, Russian officials said Saturday.

“Today at night, the most massive attack by UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and remote-controlled surface vehicles in the waters of the Sevastopol bay was undertaken,” said Russia-installed Crimea governor Mikhael Razojaev of the late Friday attack in an interview with Russia’s TASS news agency.

The Russian navy had earlier repelled a drone attack in which all of the drones had been “shot down,” he said on Telegram.

The late Friday attack — part of a major counteroffensive by Ukraine to regain territory annexed by Russia in the southern part of the country — caused minor damage to the Black Sea port fleet, which was involved in protecting convoys exporting grain from Ukraine, Razojaev said..

“The preparation of this terrorist act and the training of military personnel of the 73rd Ukrainian special maritime operations centre were carried out by British specialists based in Ochakov, Mykolaiv region of Ukraine,” the Russian defense ministry said on Telegram. 



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