Landing of Russian marines in Odesa


The spokesman of the Navy noted that this operation, although planned, was not successful.

The Navy assessed the threat of the landing of the Russian marines in Odesa / photo

Currently, there is no threat of a Russian naval landing on the Odessa coast. However, at the beginning of a full-scale war, such a threat really existed, the Russian fleet was preparing for such an operation.

“At the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Russia had seven large amphibious ships in the Black Sea as part of the Black Sea Fleet. They launched six more before the start of the full-scale invasion in order to plan and participate in the amphibious landing operation. As practice has shown, this operation, although planned , but was not successful. At one point, even in Odessa, you could see these large landing ships on the horizon,” he explained in a comment.To the publicDmytro Pletenchuk, spokesman for the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

At the same time, there are fewer Russian ships in the Black Sea. Of the 13 vessels, several are currently under repair.

“Olenegorsky miner” was damaged, and another one in the port of Berdyansk was sunk. That is, at least five units should be subtracted from 13,” the representative of the Navy noted.

Pletenchuk added that the Navy of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has already cleared the water area with a total area of ​​25,000 square kilometers. Ukrainian coastal artillery controls the sea more than 100 nautical miles deep from the coast. Therefore, now Russia will not be able to conduct an amphibious landing operation.

In addition, according to the spokesman of the Armed Forces Navy, such operations are always accompanied by a land campaign.

“Considering the fact that the enemy has already been pushed back to the left bank of the Dnieper, such an operation has no military expediency and sense now,” Pletenchuk explained.

He also emphasized that amphibious ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation now actually perform the role of a ferry crossing. They are engaged in the transportation of civilian cars through the Kerch Strait.

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