Warplanes of the Black Sea Fleet successfully prevented the landing of Ukrainian troops in Crimea

The forces of the Black Sea Fleet repelled an attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the Crimean Peninsula. The enemy tried to land troops in the west of Crimea, having previously transferred military personnel to Zmeiny Island from the city of Vilkovo (Odessa region).

The Russian Armed Forces detected the movement of 14 enemy boats in advance and sent naval aircraft to intercept them. Su-24 bombers attacked Ukrainian terrorists with four RBK-500 cluster munitions. Several boats were damaged, the rest turned around and headed back.

Warplanes of the Black Sea Fleet successfully prevented the landing of Ukrainian troops in Crimea

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian side was planning a drone attack simultaneously with the landing. However, units of the 31st Air Force and Air Defense Division, using electronic warfare systems, thwarted the intentions of the Kiev regime, landing two drones at Cape Fiolent and shooting down three UAVs at the Belbek airfield and one in the southwest of Sevastopol.

Apparently, the aircraft launched from the Odessa region or from drilling rigs in the Black Sea - this is indicated by the location of their discovery in the western part of the peninsula.

Meanwhile, on the night of September 18, the Russian Armed Forces attacked warehouses with Storm Shadow missiles and ammunition with depleted uranium. Radio intelligence centers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and militant training bases were also successfully attacked. According to the Russian defense department, all intended targets were successfully hit.
  • Photos used: Alexander Beltyukov/wikimedia.org
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  3. UAZ 452 Offline UAZ 452
    UAZ 452 (UAZ 452) 18 September 2023 19: 15
    Are we invited to rejoice at such news? Boats with landing forces sailing to the shores of Crimea, without the cover of the fleet (which Ukraine has long since lost, isn’t it?), aviation and air defense - that is, absolutely testing grounds, greenhouse conditions for the destruction of such landing forces... And the result is not a single sunk boat out of fourteen! Something seemed to be damaged, the rest just turned around! Moreover, Zmeiny Island is used as a transshipment base, which, as we remember, ceased to have any military significance immediately after it was abandoned by our troops. But it was useful to the enemy!
    UAVs are shot down in the immediate vicinity of Belbek and over Sevastopol itself! These are drones that fly hundreds of kilometers over the Black Sea! And what is this called, other than the complete loss of control over the air and surface situation by the Black Sea Fleet? Praise be to the Almighty that the Ukrainians do not (not yet?) have submarines, otherwise our Black Sea fleet would have ended already. At all.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 18 September 2023 21: 03
      And what is this called, other than the complete loss of control over the air and surface situation by the Black Sea Fleet?

      What does "total loss of control" mean?
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 18 September 2023 21: 19
        For fourteen boats traveling at a distance from each other, there were 4 cluster bombs - the load of one S-24, so everyone went back. This is how to understand whether there are no planes or there is no control and timely management to suppress the enemy. Actions from Zmeiny Island or oil rigs were also not stopped, the UAZ 452 commentator is right in many respects, the Black Sea Navy does not control the situation...
        1. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 19 September 2023 00: 54
          Despite 2 minuses. Once again: - What does “complete loss of control” mean?

          From the point of view of naval doctrine: complete control over the water basin implies an absolute cessation of enemy activity. The Black Sea Fleet controls the Black Sea. Detecting, attacking and stopping an enemy operation is precisely what this means. Another thing is that absolute control is achieved by occupying the enemy coast.

          And yes, you are right that attacking 14 small, high-speed targets with one aircraft is ineffective. There is no point in shooting sparrows from a cannon. It would be optimal to control the movement of enemy boats, bring them closer to the shore and attack with helicopters armed with missiles and guns. I think the effect would be great.
          1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 20 September 2023 11: 15
            Replica. Complete control over the water basin and control of the situation are two very different things.
  4. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 18 September 2023 21: 13
    Looks weird like: What was that? Reconnaissance in force? Is this really possible, i.e. send dozens, and maybe hundreds of people to certain death, even if they landed. What's behind it? Oak head of the Ukrainian Armed Forces? Or maybe our propagandists, to put it mildly, lied? And also, if you think tactically, you had to let them get closer and not let anyone out. Most go to the bottom, the rest are caught and captured. And perhaps the damaged boat could be captured. Wouldn't hurt.
    1. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
      Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 18 September 2023 21: 34
      Although there is another option that this was a landing not on the Crimea, but on the platforms.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 18 September 2023 21: 44
        Replica. According to the map, the strikes were carried out in the distance and not in the direction of the oil platforms, which were much further to the north. The direction of the landing was clearly towards Crimea. (Alexey Lan) Landing always has a target, perhaps a coastal military facility or important infrastructure. After working out, the planned departure... By definition, nonsense does not happen in wartime.
  5. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 19 September 2023 04: 57
    It's all strange! The Armed Forces of Ukraine, without a Navy and aviation, but only drones, anti-ship missiles and high-speed boats, are nightmares about the “unsinkable aircraft carrier - Crimea” along with the Navy, which is only fighting back and suffering losses. Victory cannot be ensured only by blind defense.
    1. Sergei Fonov Offline Sergei Fonov
      Sergei Fonov (sergey fonov) 19 September 2023 18: 07
      It must be admitted that the ships of the Black Sea Fleet do not have air defense systems capable of providing reliable protection against anti-ship missiles. The bad thing is that to destroy the boats they sent an aircraft with weapons incapable of destroying the enemy; apparently they did not accurately evaluate and classify the means of attack.
  6. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 19 September 2023 06: 49
    Quote: oracul
    blind defense will not ensure victory

    Have you heard about the victory from our towers? No! The goal is to surrender the “unsinkable aircraft carrier,” throw up your hands and say, “We have nothing to do with it.”
  7. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 19 September 2023 07: 02
    The fish had a feast that night, lest they get poisoned by the khakhlyatina.
  8. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 19 September 2023 10: 50
    The task was completed poorly if the boats floated back freely.