Ukraine to create fleet of maritime drones, says Zelenskyy

Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Another fundraising initiative is expected to be launched next week, according to Zelenskyy.

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“We will accumulate funds for a fleet of maritime drones,” Zelesnkyy said.

“I think that absolutely everyone understands what this is and what it is for, and I’m sure that millions of people will support such a direction in our defense. Everyone has already seen how it works.”

The invasion authorities of Crimea announced a drone attack had taken place in the waters of the Sevastopol Bay on Oct. 29. There were also reports of Russian air defenses in the occupied city engaging targets in the air.

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The Russian Defense Ministry accused Ukraine and the United Kingdom of being behind the attack, without providing any evidence.

The Russians claimed that they had allegedly “destroyed all air targets.” They maintained that “the attack by the Ukrainian military” took place “under the guidance of British specialists who are in Ochakiv (a town in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv Oblast, about 200 kilometers to the north-west of Sevastopol).”

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The Russian Ministry of Defense said that, in addition to the Ivan Golubets warship, “minor damage” was caused to a protective barrier in the south bay.

Ukraine has not officially claimed responsibility for the attack. The Ukrainian South Central Command said that the explosions in Sevastopol could have been caused by unsuccessful launches of anti-aircraft missiles

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