Russia says foiled Ukraine attack on warship in Turkish waters

AP , Wednesday 24 May 2023

Russia said Wednesday it had fended off a Ukrainian attack on one of its warships in Turkish waters with unmanned vessels, the latest attempted sabotage attack Moscow has blamed on Kyiv.

Ivan Khurs
File Photo: Russian reconnaissance ship (communications ship) Ivan Khurs in the harbour. Courtesy of Military Review website page.

"Today at 5:30 am (0230 GMT) the armed forces of Ukraine made an unsuccessful attempt to attack the Ivan Khurs ship of the Black Sea Fleet with three unmanned speedboats," the defence ministry said, adding that the Russian vessel had been tasked with guarding pipeline infrastructure in Turkish waters.

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