Reports are surfacing that Russia has sunk the symbol of pride for the Ukrainian Navy Hetman Sahaidachny. The Ukrainian navy flagship was taken out at Nikolaev, as per images.
The Ukrainian Navy seems to be sparing no chances in gifting Russia with a significant combat trophy — the centerpiece of its fleet, the Hetman Sahaidachny — as Russia maintains its approach on Ukraine’s southern Black Sea-facing flank (U130).
On March 3rd, 2022, a photo of the vessel half-submerged on its side surfaced on social networks. The ship appears to have been deliberately sunk to prevent it from getting into enemy hands. It’s also conceivable that this happened as a result of Russian intervention, which seems unlikely at the moment. While the 3,100-ton Krivak III/Menzhinskiy class frigate provides nothing in the way of combat capability to the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, its capture would be a big propaganda victory for Moscow and a substantial confidence boost for Russian forces.
The frigate, which was armed with a 100mm deck gun, smaller guns, anti-submarine grenade launchers, torpedo tubes, and a helicopter, may well not appear to be very much, but this was a symbol of pride for the Ukrainian Navy, which was relatively tiny but proud.
When the 30-year-old frigate was sunk, it was reportedly receiving maintenance in the coastal city of Mykolaiv. The Russian military has increased its pressure on southwestern Ukraine, with adjacent Kherson surrendering only yesterday and worries that an amphibious attack on Odessa will follow.
As additional information regarding the Hetman Sahaidachny’s fate becomes available, we will update this report.
Why did GGI use a seemingly anti-Russian headline to disguise the fact that the Ukrainian military likely sunk the frigate itself to prevent it from falling into Russian control? Stop the anti-Russian propaganda! (Russia needlessly sinking the symbolic pride of the Ukrainian Navy.) And, by the way, I anticipate Russia destroying even more of such Ukrainian military hardware as it should as part of its self-protective military measures, which have been remarkably measured and constrained to protect civilian life as much as possible–imperfectly due to circumstances–consistent with its stated goals.
100% behind Putin. WTF was Ukraine thinking? Was puppet Z played by the Neocons and radical left who wanted a war to stop the increasingly friendly relations between the EU and Russia, and to stop the Nordstream 2? WTF did Germany shut down their nuclear power plants? Did they get taken in by our lies as well? This whole thing is ridiculous and never needed to happen. Our gov’t truly is the Empire of Lies.
Agrre.. good post.Even now stopped from becoming neutral and ending the matata.
The day of the next false flag using the nuke they stole in 2007 and blamed on Iran is the day America will be nuked and invaded by Russia, China and the SCO. This is the war of Armageddon and you can know it is now because of the chemtrails sprayed every day globally for thirty years to hide Planet X. Planet X caused the sinking of Atlantis and Noah’s flood. This time around it will rip North America into thirds, erupt Yellowstone super volcano and kill 5/6 of the 200 million SCO invaders. All planned by the evil criminal bastard governments. Execute the criminal bastard governments very soon or die in WW3!
Ukraine is pushing too much needless propaganda and the western media is its cheerleader as long as Ukrainians are dying for a lost cause. It is time to end this bloodshed and Ukraine should accept Russian demands for its neutrality and denazification. It is easy for Zelensky to hide in a basement and extol violence while others are dying.