Flagship of Ukraine scuttled

SF: The flagship of Ukraine, Hetman Sahaidachny, has been scuttled in response to a photograph…

SF: The flagship of Ukraine, Hetman Sahaidachny, has been scuttled in response to a photograph that surfaced on social media on March 3.

On February 26, two days after the start of the Russian particular navy operation in Ukraine, a number of sources reported that service members of the Ukrainian Navy had sunk the frigate at a shipyard in Mykolaiv metropolis.

The frigate, which was initially constructed as a patrol ship of the Soviet Krivak-class, was possible scuttled to forestall it from being captured or destroyed by the Russian navy.


Hetman Sahaidachny was armed with an AK-100 naval gun, two 30 mm AK-630 CIWS [close-in weapon programs, two quad 533 mm torpedo tubes and RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers. The frigate was additionally geared up to hold a Ka-27 naval helicopter.

A number of items of the Russian navy have already reached the outskirts of Mykolaiv. Ukrainian forces will possible be cleared out from the town very quickly.

The Ukrainian Navy, which operates greater than 20 warships, has proven no efficient resistance, to date. On February 26, 16 Ukrainian boats attacked ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet which had been evacuating Ukrainian troopers who laid down their arms from Snake Island. Again then, all 16 boats had been destroyed within the confrontation. The Black Sea Fleet sustained no losses.


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