As it was previously reported, in the second half of May, the Russian invaders was lifting two “Raptor” type patrol boats and one “Serna” type landing craft near Zmiiny Island and transporting them to Sevastopol, which were sunk in sea due to strikes by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Such attention of the aggressor to rather small naval vessels is explained not only by his propaganda desires. After all, as we have already written, currently due to sanctions on the supply of modern powerful engines, Russia’s ability to manufacture new boats of such models is very limited and every boat available in the Black Sea Fleet is “worth its weight in gold””
At the same time, the aggressor has so far maximized the group on Snake (Zmiiny) Island, where the number of Russian invaders already exceeds a hundred, and the number of vehicles is measured in tens on the island and on average – up to five small ships near the island.
Under such conditions, on June 1, Russian propaganda spread a statement about the alleged destruction by the aggressor of two boats of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Dnieper-Bug estuary.
This information is not true, but open sources indicate an exchange of missile and artillery strikes in the area – in particular against the occupiers located on the Kinburn Peninsula.
After that, some Ukrainian sources announced the destruction of two aggressor boats in the Dnieper-Bug estuary, the type of which is not specified.
It should be added that in mid-May, the aggressor did take two (four from other sources) armored boats out of the Crimea to Kherson region by truck, which were unloaded in Hola Prystan in the Dnieper and then served to “protect” the bridge over the river near Kherson.
Since the occupiers do not have other important objects “afloat” on the Dnieper and the Dnieper-Bug estuary, it may be either these boats, or small vessels of smaller tonnage, which the occupiers could seize from the local population, arm and use for raid or sabotage missions.