The frigate Admiral Makarov, located in the area of Snake Island, the second most powerful after the “Moscow”, was hit by Ukrainian missiles Neptune, media reported.
The ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet was hit, apparently, yesterday, but the information in the Ukrainian media appeared only today. It has not yet been officially confirmed, however, in the daily summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the number of enemy ships or boats (without specification) destroyed has increased by one. It is reported that the vessel fired on Ukrainian territory with Kalibr missiles.
Approximately 200 people could be on board Admiral Makarov, the publication tells in detail about the event. Korrespondent.net.
The fact that a Russian frigate of the Burevestnik type is burning near Snake Island was first reported by a local publication in the Odessa region Dumskayahowever, without indicating specific sources:
“Information about the explosion on the ship appeared on social networks last night. Today we received confirmation that such an incident really happened.”
Russian military planes are flying in the area of the incident, and rescue boats have departed from Crimea to help the burning ship. The fire on the ship was confirmed by satellite photos published by the publication. Later, information appeared there with reference to “unofficial Russian sources:
“Trouble has overtaken the newest missile frigate Admiral Makarov. The ship is badly damaged, but remains afloat. For now.”
According to People’s Deputy of Ukraine Oleksiy Goncharenko, the Admiral Makarov ship was hit by Ukrainian missiles Neptune:
“The God of the seas takes revenge on the offenders of Ukraine. The frigate Admiral Makarov was laid down in February 2012 at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, launched in September 2015. And in 2022, when he took part in the murder of Ukrainians, he received from the God of the Seas . Has not yet set off after Moscow, but the beginning of trouble is the beginning.
The Kremlin, meanwhile, claims to know nothing about the attack on Admiral Makarov.
Frigates of type 11356 Burevestnik are considered the most modern warships in the Black Sea Fleet of Russia. In total, there are three of them in the Russian Federation, and all of them are in the Black Sea Fleet. Each frigate can carry up to eight Caliber cruise missiles.
After death of the cruiser Moscow it was the frigates of project 11356 that became the ships with the most powerful air defense systems in the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation – 24 missiles of the naval version of the Buk air defense system for each ship.
Admiral Makarov’s permanent base is Sevastopol. Since 2018, he has repeatedly performed “combat missions” as part of the Russian Navy Operational Force in the Mediterranean – he participated in the Russian military campaign in Syria. After the start of a full-scale invasion in February 2022, the frigate Admiral Makarov fired on the territory of Ukraine with Kalibr cruise missiles.
On May 6, the American Forbes wrote that Admiral Makarov is perhaps the most valuable target for the Ukrainian missile forces and artillery today, adding: “There is evidence that the captain of Admiral Makarov made every effort to prevent him from reaching the Ukrainian coast.”