In the US press, they announced the destruction of the Russian tugboat near Zmeiny Island by Harpoon missiles supplied by Denmark


The US military confirms the data that the Russian rescue tug "Vasily Bekh" (formerly SB-739 of project 22870) of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy was destroyed on June 17 in the waters off Zmeiny Island by a US-made Harpoon anti-ship missile. The Washington Post journalist Dan Lamotte informed the public about this, citing his source in the Pentagon.


The press representative noted that according to the source, the Ukrainian servicemen struck the vessel with at least one such munition. As a result, the tugboat sank after some time due to the damage it received. At the same time, the source emphasized that the missiles and launchers for them were supplied to Ukraine by Denmark, and not by the United States.

It should be noted that the video previously distributed by the Ukrainian side shows that two missiles hit a certain ship. The Ukrainian Navy claims that these are footage of objective monitoring of the impact of the specified ammunition on a tugboat, filmed by a drone.


We remind you that on May 23, during a briefing after the Ramstein-2 online meeting on the provision of military assistance to Kyiv by the West, the head of the US Department of Defense, Lloyd Austin, publicly thanked Copenhagen.

I am grateful to Denmark, which announced today that it will provide a Harpoon launcher and missiles to help Ukraine defend its coast

Austin said.

On May 28, the Ukrainian media happily reported that the mentioned ammunition and launchers promptly arrived in Ukraine from Denmark. However, the Americans and Danes are unlikely to escape responsibility for this. At the same time, the Russian Ministry of Defense has not yet commented on the Vasily Bekh rescue tug.
  • Photos used: Press Service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 18 June 2022 13: 17
    +5
    In the US press, they announced the destruction of the Russian tugboat near Zmeiny Island by Harpoon missiles supplied by Denmark

    - Well, what is there ... here ... here ... here you say !!! - If there were two of our ships, they would have sunk two !!! - Well, at least they (our ships) "ride" one at a time! - All the same eternal question - where is our air defense, where is intelligence, where is electronic warfare and electronic warfare ???
    - Who will answer these questions and who will answer for this??? - All the same eternal "eternal commander" of the Russian Black Sea Fleet will answer, or something - who accepted the "almost solemn report" upon arrival, after the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation "Moscow" was sunk ???
    - With such an "eternal commander" of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation - Russia will soon be left without the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation !!!
    1. YES UZH Offline YES UZH
      YES UZH (YES) 19 June 2022 08: 43
      -2
      Do not share the info, what hit the “Moscow”, and where did you get? Photos of the cruiser after the fire, and before the flooding walk through the resources, the consequences of the fire inside are obvious, and evidence of penetration from the outside, obvious when the missile hit, is not noticeable.
  2. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A (Yuri) 18 June 2022 13: 21
    +5
    If these statements are true, not to mention the presence on board this air defense tug of the Tor air defense system, then only its command remains unsinkable on the Black Sea Fleet.
  3. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 18 June 2022 13: 28
    +6
    Well, why is Konshenkov silent? if this is a fake, let him refute it, but if it's true, where are the Zin landings? how many enemies have to sink Russian ships so that the Navy finally understands that they are not in the exercises. how can you send a tugboat without cover? how did it happen that castrated patrol ships of project 22160 were put on the Black Sea Fleet? and not in the version of full-fledged combat corvettes
  4. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 18 June 2022 13: 36
    0
    Dances on the bones of Russian sailors continue...
    1. skeptic Online skeptic
      skeptic 18 June 2022 14: 46
      +5
      Quote: Marzhetsky
      Dances on the bones of Russian sailors continue...

      Who said that only sailors are on the bones? Don't you think that a gigantic theater of the absurd is being played out before the people of Russia? The impudent Saks said - Russia and the thieves' godfather will invade, under the visor. They said - to the last Ukrainian ... so these guys decided to make a fuss about the Russians. And they do not touch the points of changing shoes for wheel sets. They shot once at one of the two tunnels (with a dubious result) - deliveries are on. Near Odessa, they fired (or said) on the bridge - deliveries are coming. All bridges across the Dnieper, if they crumble, then from the gigantic amount of heavy equipment being transported. You can call it a lie as much as you like, but all the settlements of Donbass are being shelled, with greater and greater intensity. Have you noticed that they have long ceased to show the results of a real defeat, but only carpet fables, and in the media footage of the first months and a single defeat by helicopters?
      Again, everything rests on the shoulders of a simple soldier with a Chinese drone bought by volunteers. Glory to the USSR that at least the shells were done, with a margin.
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  5. Hot Dyusha Offline Hot Dyusha
    Hot Dyusha (Dyusha) 18 June 2022 13: 37
    +9
    And everything is the same with Moscow. Silence. Silence for one simple reason. The money that was allocated for measures to prevent such situations, settled in the pockets. That's why there's nothing to talk about. Because there will be many questions, to which the answer is only executions. So let's pretend that nothing happened. Well, the tugboat and Thor drowned, well, 20 people died, what can you do, the war will write everything off. And the newly-minted lieutenant general will again talk about dozens of liberated villages and downed drones. And the ships both sank and sink, Donets was shelled and shelled. The giveaway game
  6. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
    Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 18 June 2022 13: 45
    -1
    Tow? He drowned.
  7. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 18 June 2022 14: 06
    +1
    But with Putin, everything clicks like nuts and everything goes according to plan
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  8. Mks7 Offline Mks7
    Mks7 (Maksim) 18 June 2022 14: 54
    -1
    The losses are large, both in terms of drugs and equipment, by indirect signs this is well understood, no matter how propaganda illuminates the situation, but in fact, taking into account the enormous advantage of the Russian Federation, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are effectively defending themselves. On average, once every 10 days, the RF Armed Forces manage to take a village, and there are thousands of them in Ukraine. The Armed Forces of Ukraine undergo the most severe selection, those who are really worth a lot survive. It is they who will form the backbone of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and yes, it will not be surprising if the situation changes in favor of Kyiv in the fall.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 18 June 2022 15: 36
      0
      Do not carry this ridiculous nonsense, the situation will definitely not change in favor of Kyiv in the fall, since the decisive hostilities are taking place right now in the Donbass, it is unlikely that after losing on the Donbass front and destroying the main most combat-ready backbone of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on it, they will be able to fully recover and replace their ranks are equivalent to trained and trained manpower, this is a fact.
      1. Dingo Offline Dingo
        Dingo (Victor) 19 June 2022 07: 17
        0
        ..do not read Soviet newspapers! Especially at night!

        (Professor Preobrazhensky, "Heart of a Dog". Bulgakov).
    2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 18 June 2022 17: 25
      -2
      The Armed Forces of Ukraine undergo the most severe selection, those who are really worth a lot survive. It is they who will form the backbone of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and yes, it will not be surprising if the situation changes in favor of Kyiv in the fall.

      - Unfortunately, I can't help but agree with you!
      - The successes of our Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are very modest and the "turning point" in military operations has not been achieved! - The Armed Forces of Ukraine are acting very competently - they retreat and counterattack at the same time - there is no stampede - there are no voluntarily surrendering prisoners in a large number on their part! - They are gaining time to train the "new army" (they are now training several thousand officers alone) and master the new supplied weapons! - And the worst thing is that they are always on the alert! - Only our Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Black Sea Fleet of the Armed Forces - "slam" something - and immediately a very accurate blow is delivered! - Commander General Kutuzov was killed (already the fourth general killed); Russian Black Sea Fleet warships sunk; an unexpected successful counter-strike by the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Kharkov, and so on!
      - With all the heroism of our soldiers and officers, the situation can suddenly change radically!
      - At the moment, it is simply necessary to destroy the Donetsk grouping - simply destroy it thoroughly, using all the most powerful destructive means, and begin the liberation of Nikolaev and Odessa - and instead, the RF Armed Forces are bogged down in local battles with the Armed Forces of Ukraine (a kind of "war on equal terms"); which enables the Armed Forces of Ukraine to thoroughly prepare reserves! - At the moment - everything is just beginning and the outcome of this campaign is completely incomprehensible!
      1. Dingo Offline Dingo
        Dingo (Victor) 19 June 2022 09: 10
        +2
        Irina, "parquet" generals from the Kremlin military district do not know how to fight differently ... Yes, they do not know how - "they are not used to ...". This is not to build mansions from the "cut" of the budget ... Remember the expression "Only other Russians can defeat Russians"? These "others" are now standing against us. Only more evil, more motivated ... brainwashed and Nazi ideology - like Mayakovsky's - "with Lenin in his head and with a revolver in his hand ..". Just the opposite... (and what do you want, in 30 years we have a whole generation of "Pepsi" and "victims of the Unified State Examination" has grown, to say nothing about them). And they don’t win a war (whatever they call it - NWO or something else) with white gloves and "on points" - this is not tennis (Ebenki's eternal memory, paanimaaash ...). What for every "arrival" in Donetsk - an immediate response in Kyiv, Lvov, along bridges, tunnels, traction substations, railway junctions ... like Pavlov's dogs - to bring up a "conditioned reflex". They pulled - the answer came in, another shot - the answer was doubly ... Otherwise, you see, the "tourists - partners" rolled into deep. wagons...
        Or are they waiting for these "partners" to deliver something more powerful and long-range? Already now the territory of Russia is under fire. Open an “avenue of angels” from your grandchildren and granddaughters on Rublyovka, like in Donetsk? (Sorry for the cynicism). When another granddaughter, whose grandfather, Lieutenant General of the SS Fritz von Scholz, was "utilized" by my father at 44 near Narva, will finally be pressed by the "arrogant Saxons"? ..
        Excuse me, Irina, it boiled up ... I just know a lot more than many here. My nephew, colonel of OMON, has been THERE for three months with his guys (both "Chechen" behind him). He doesn’t say much, but what slips through is enough to understand ... It’s hot THERE ... It’s very hot ...
        1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
          gorenina91 (Irina) 19 June 2022 11: 49
          -1
          boiled ... I just know a lot more than many here.

          - Yes it is ! - But the worst thing is that ... that NATO experts saw with their own eyes that our army is very outdated both technically and tactically; and practically incapable of waging a modern war!
          - Everything again rests on the heroism of our soldiers and officers - all military operations are conducted at the level of conducting military operations during the Second World War (or even the times of WWI - yes, WWI !!!)! - Continuous and practically ineffectual attacks along the entire front of very fortified enemy positions - with very small forces (when all enemy logistics are fully functional) !!! - The NATO leadership is well aware that our commanders of large military units - to put it mildly - are not professional and incompetent in their field of activity !!! - And the middle-level officers (both privates and sergeants) - are not trained in the methods and techniques of conducting modern military operations - they do not know how to use UAVs (of which there are very few); conduct reconnaissance using UAVs, use them when conducting artillery fire and MLRS fire - as spotters and as means of target detection !!!
          - So ours are fighting like in the days of WWI - with the difference that today they have machine guns and more modern machine guns (instead of three-rulers and Maxims); and sometimes VKS are used (which is extremely rare) and strikes are made with rocket weapons (which is also quite rare)!
          - And the barreled artillery - and hits "in the squares" - like in WWI !!!
    3. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 19 June 2022 08: 05
      +1
      The Kremlin is frantically looking for any attempts to "negotiate". As one person said, there are simply not enough resources for a long war against the whole world. But even defeat, propaganda will stand out as a victory - they will block all Internet resources along with VPN (they are already testing it), and they will announce that they defeated everyone there, but they took pity on civilians and do not want to destroy anything ... yes
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    5. Chukchi farm worker (Chukchi farm worker) 20 June 2022 04: 09
      +1
      Selection? What are you talking nonsense... Russia has not yet begun to fight, already 60 thousand Ukrainians have rotted away. More? It will still be.
  9. Vlad Petrov Offline Vlad Petrov
    Vlad Petrov (Vladimir) 18 June 2022 15: 04
    -5
    Well, you Ukrainians are so cool, then let's swim to the Serpentine one more time. Twice they tried snot only flew. The whole symphony of dill will be like "glory to ukroshtatu".
    1. jolin Offline jolin
      jolin (zholin) 19 June 2022 13: 20
      0
      Heroy, are you already waiting for them in the trenches on Serpentine?
      1. Chukchi farm worker (Chukchi farm worker) 20 June 2022 04: 11
        0
        Maybe waiting. Are you already waiting for Caliber?
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  10. Himalayan Online Himalayan
    Himalayan 18 June 2022 18: 33
    0
    Interesting movie, Tugboat - destroyed, objects in use - AMAZED!
  11. kefi Offline kefi
    kefi (Irutup) 19 June 2022 01: 37
    0
    we forgot to express our concern, well, or draw a line
    1. Chukchi farm worker (Chukchi farm worker) 20 June 2022 04: 12
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      Concern was expressed. And three hundred ukrodush went by express to Bandera.
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  13. Mks7 Offline Mks7
    Mks7 (Maksim) 19 June 2022 10: 00
    0
    Quote: sgrabik
    ...... decisive hostilities are taking place right now in the Donbass, it is unlikely that after losing on the Donbass front and destroying the main most combat-ready backbone of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on it, they will be able to fully recover after that and ....

    It will not work to destroy the backbone of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For this, the forces of the NWO are not enough. There will be long, exhausting battles with a slow retreat to previously fortified positions. Kyiv is also on the alert. reserves are being prepared. The best minds of NATO are developing a strategy and it is effective. The results of the Russian Federation for 4 months are proof of this.
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    2. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 20 June 2022 15: 31
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      Kyiv is also on the alert. reserves are being prepared. The best minds of NATO are developing a strategy and it is effective.

      A very effective strategy: over 200 thousand casualties and the upcoming mobilization of women ....
  14. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 19 June 2022 10: 13
    +4
    And that we continue relations with Denmark after the supply of missiles???? Denmark continues to be a partner??? Is the ambassador still in Moscow? Good job - keep it up. fool
    1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 20 June 2022 15: 30
      0
      And that we continue relations with Denmark after the supply of missiles???? Denmark continues to be a partner??? Is the ambassador still in Moscow? Good job - keep it up.

      Did you break off relations with Denmark in 1941 or not?
  15. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 19 June 2022 13: 20
    -1
    Quote: Himalayan
    Interesting movie, Tugboat - destroyed, objects in use - AMAZED!

    Information is slipping not only about the defeat of the tug, but also an even more important target on land, but ...
  16. jolin Offline jolin
    jolin (zholin) 19 June 2022 13: 23
    +3
    Flagship, 2 or 3 BDK, rescue...
    But a week after the start of the war, Konashenkov, aka "no losses," cheerfully reported that Ukraine did not have a fleet and aviation. And it's how it turns out.
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    2. Chukchi farm worker (Chukchi farm worker) 20 June 2022 04: 19
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      What are you happy about? Unfortunately, there are also our losses... So what? Are you funny? I am sure that we will answer the Ukrainians a hundredfold. And so they already piled on them without counting. Bandera, as you say, is also happy, how many Ukrainians come to him every day.
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  18. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 20 June 2022 04: 00
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    Is this a "hint" of NATO or what? Like, like this, and the whole fleet is zababahai?
  19. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
    ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 20 June 2022 12: 10
    0
    What such "responsibility"? Do not make me laugh...
  20. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
    ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 20 June 2022 12: 16
    0
    One thing is clear - one heroic mentality and heroism will not go far. We need to change the socio-political system.
    1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 20 June 2022 15: 28
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      As they will change in Ukraine, so in Russia they will then catch up ....