Video of the destruction of the Russian ship Sergey Kotov was released

The Russian ship was hit in the territorial waters of Ukraine, near the Kerch Strait.

Video of the destruction of the Russian ship Sergey Kotov was released

The Defense Intelligence of Ukraine has published on social media a video of the destruction of the Russian patrol ship Sergey Kotov in the Black Sea.

On the night of March 5, a group of Ukrainian naval drones attacked the Russian Project 22160 Sergey Kotov patrol ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and destroyed it.

The Group 13 unit of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine carried out the operation in cooperation with the Ukrainian Navy and with the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

Ukrainian Magura V5 strike naval drones were used to destroy the Russian ship off the coast of temporarily occupied Crimea.

The published video, taken from a surface drone, captures several drones attacking the Sergey Kotov ship one by one, one to the port and starboard sides and one to the stern.

According to the footage, most of the naval drones hit the starboard side. The power of the explosions indicates that the Russian Project 22160 patrol ship suffered significant damage, which led to its destruction. The crew’s fate is unknown.

Project 22160 Sergey Kotov patrol ship

The Sergey Kotov is the third production Project 22160 patrol ship. It was launched at the Zaliv Shipbuilding Yard in January 2021 in the occupied Ukrainian city of Kerch. Its sea trials started at the end of October 2021, and only on July 30, 2022, did the ship join the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

The ship is armed with a 76-mm AK-176MA automatic dual-purpose gun, 8 sets of 9K338 Igla-S man-portable SAM systems, 2 12.7-mm Kord machine guns, and other weapons.

Magura V5

Maritime Autonomous Guard Unmanned Robotic Apparatus (MAGURA) V-type is a new generation multi-purpose unmanned surface vessel developed in Ukraine. The drone has a small superstructure in the middle part, the front of which is equipped with a system of rotary cameras. MAGURA V5 can cover a distance of up to 800 kilometers.

The drone is controlled by a special portable remote control with screens and a set of keys and switches. The operator uses cameras to observe the situation around the drone and can control it until it hits a specific target.

Source: Militarnyi