szamum 623857

Samum was targeted by the Ukrainian drone ship, the hovercraft was no longer needed

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.

Cover photo: The Szamum hovercraft near Sevastopol in 2019. Ulf Mauder/picture alliance via Getty Images