The incident happened around 16:30 local time on Thursday afternoon.
THE Samum named warship was completed in 1991 during the time of the Soviet Union, but was already launched by Russia a year later. It has been serving in the Black Sea Fleet since 2000.
The Russian ministry of defense claims that today at about 16.30, the Ukrainian Armed Forces attempted to attack the Bora-class corvette Samum of the Black Sea Fleet in the Black Sea with a naval drone. They say the drone was destroyed. pic.twitter.com/Kf6THs84S8
— CHRISTMAS REPORTS () September 14, 2023
Cover photo: The Szamum hovercraft near Sevastopol in 2019. Ulf Mauder/picture alliance via Getty Images