Analysts at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) have determined that the Ukrainian attack on the Russian warship Askold in the city of Kerch in Russian-occupied Crimea caused “significant damage” to the ship and put it “out of action for the foreseeable future.” Future”.
Details: Analysts have pointed out that the Ukrainian attack on the Russian shipyard in Kerch on November 4 resulted in significant damage to the warship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
They added that both Russian and Ukrainian sources published photos on November 7 that suggested significant damage to the Askold Karakurt-class warship, which would likely render it unusable for the foreseeable future.
ISW reported that since June 2023, Ukrainian armed forces have been conducting a campaign to destroy Russian military infrastructure in occupied Crimea, primarily Russian Black Sea Fleet facilities, in order to reduce the Russians’ ability to use Crimea as a bridgehead and retreat for Russian operations in the south of Ukraine.
Background: British Defense Intelligence believes that a Ukrainian attack on a Russian warship in Kerch could force Russia to redeploy its fleet even further.