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Attack on Russian Ship “Commune” in Sevastopol: Latest Updates and Details

What is known about the ship “Commune”

Russian ship “Commune” for over 100 years. It is the oldest operational ship in the Russian fleet and possibly the oldest in the world.

The Russians launched the Commune back in 1913. In 1915, the ship became part of the Russian Baltic Fleet. At first the ship was called “Volkhov” – apparently in honor of the river Novgorod, and, according to another version, in honor of the biblical Magi. On December 31, 1922, the ship was renamed “Commune”.

In 1967, the ship “Commune” was relocated from Kronstadt to Sevastopol. This ship is designed to find and rescue submarines, and is also an underwater vehicle carrier. He is the only one like this in the Black Sea.

He (“Commune” – ed.) served submarines, launched underwater drones It was this ship that was working on the site where the cruise ship “Moscow” sankto build essential elements at the flood site. Despite its “respectable age,” it had the latest equipment,” Navy spokesman Dmitry Pletenchuk told RBC-Ukraine.

Strike at the Society

On the morning of April 21, an explosion was heard in Sevastopol. Then a video of a fire in Sevastopol Bay appeared online, and a witness in the video talked about the “arrival” of a rocket at the ship. The Russian residents, in turn, said that the attack on the ship had been repelled.

The Crimean Wind Telegram channel reported this morning that the Kommuna ship was apparently attacked. And already in the evening Pletenchuk confirmed it’s on their Facebook page.

“As for the target choice, I can only note that the enemy continues to cover its combat units with support ships in the Crimeabecause combat units are more important for them,” said the spokesman of the Navy in a conversation with RBC-Ukraine.

At the same time, Pletenchuk emphasized that the attack was carried out by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and also promised “Similar cases” will continue to happen in Crimea.

2024-04-21 14:32:51

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