Ukrainian forces allegedly attacked and damaged a Russian Navy logistics support vessel in the Black Sea, according to several media.
Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesperson for the Odessa regional military administration, confirmed the attack on the Vsevolod Bobrov, a multi-purpose logistics support ship delivered recently in August 2021.
The ship was reportedly damaged and set on fire.
“As a result of the actions of our navy, the logistics ship Vsevolod Bobrov, one of the newest in the Russian fleet, caught fire. They say she is limping towards Sevastopol,” Bratchuk said, according to the Ukrainian media reports.
The Vsevolod Bobrov was built for the Russian Navy by the Severnaya Verf shipyard in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is the second of three logistics support ships in the Elbrus class / Project 23120, designed for a range of operations including dry cargo transport, towing, fleet escort, salvage and salvage. The vessel also features an ice-strengthened hull.
The attack on the Vsevolod Bobrov, if confirmed, follows the sinking of the Moskva, flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, in April. The Russian Ministry of Defense eventually confirmed several casualties from this incident.