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Putin faces fresh humiliation as his navy sinks its OWN ship

Putin faces new humiliation as his navy sinks his OWN ship: Landing craft blows up after hitting naval mine near Mariupol

  • A landing craft of the Black Sea Fleet D-106 hit one of Russia’s own naval mines
  • A Telegram channel related to the Russian Navy said the crew survived
  • Russia has suffered a series of setbacks in the Black Sea, such as losing Snake Island

The Russian navy appears to accidentally blow up one of its own ships in the Black Sea in the latest blunder by Putin’s troops.

A landing craft is said to have exploded when it hit a Russian naval mine near Mariupol.

The crew is said to have survived the friendly-fire incident, but the reputation of the Russian naval commanders is not so unblemished.

“A landing craft of the Black Sea Fleet D-106 exploded on a mine near Mariupol,” said one Telegram Channel regarding the Russian Navy.

“Waiting for confirmation of this suicidal goodwill gesture,” said the English Luhansk Twitter account, mocking Russia’s previous withdrawal statements.

Another user called it a “special underwater operation.”

A Telegram message related to the Russian Navy claims that a landing craft of the Black Sea Fleet D-106 hit a mine, but the crew survived

A Telegram message related to the Russian Navy claims that a landing craft of the Black Sea Fleet D-106 hit a mine, but the crew survived

File photo: The Russian navy appears to have hit one of its own naval mines

File photo: The Russian navy appears to have hit one of its own naval mines

‘More company for’ [the] Moskva, they’re going down!’ said a third, reminding users of the Russian flagship guided-missile cruiser that sank on April 14 after a Ukrainian bombing raid.

Moskva was the warship told by heroic soldiers on Snake Island in the early days of the war to “go f*** yourself.”

The news comes after Russia withdrew from Snake Island after heavy bombardments from Ukrainian artillery.

Russia said it had withdrawn from strategically important Snake Island as a “goodwill gesture” after heavy bombing.

Ziiminy Island – ‘snake’ in English – is a small 100-acre headland about 90 miles off the coast of Odessa, in the northern waters of the Black Sea.

Russia captured the rock on the first day of the war, with the now-sunken Moskva ordering the island’s defenders to surrender and receiving the now iconic response: “Russian warship, go destroy yourself.”

Putin’s men were tried to use the island as a missile base, stationing Pantsir anti-aircraft systems along with radar – likely to provide aerial cover in the event of an amphibious assault on Odessa.

Russia suffered an early naval defeat on March 24 with the sinking of the Saratov, a massive 370-foot Russian tank transporter docked in the captured southern port city of Berdyansk.

Zelensky's office head Andriy Yermak shared a photo this morning of smoke rising from the island after another attack last night

Zelensky’s office head Andriy Yermak shared a photo this morning of smoke rising from the island after another attack last night

Three days earlier, the Zvezda TV channel – which is affiliated with the Ministry of Defense – had filmed the Orsk anchored in Berdyansk, unloading armored vehicles that, according to the presenter, would help in the battle for Mariupol, about 65 kilometers away. to the east, to take.

The broadcast led to suggestions that Ukraine could use the footage to hit the ship, and on March 24, a nearby missile battery did just that.

At about 7:45 a.m., a Tochka-U ballistic missile slammed into the deck of the Saratov as it lay in port next to two smaller ships: the Caesar Kunikov and Novocherkassk.

A major fire broke out aboard the Saratov with several explosions which were then heard below decks as ammunition exploded. Footage taken from the shore shows Saratov being consumed by smoke like Caesar Kunikov and Novocherkassk, which were also damaged.

Saratov sank shortly afterwards, satellite images confirmed, blocking the harbor and making it unusable. Russia has not responded to the attack and has not released any information about casualties.

The Moskva, the flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet, was hit by Ukraine and sunk by a rocket attack on April 14 (photo from a rescue ship before it crashed)

The Moskva, the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, was hit by Ukraine and sunk by a rocket attack on April 14 (photo from a rescue ship before it crashed)

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Flames and smoke rise from a Russian Alligator-class landing ship docked in the port of Berdyansk, southern Ukraine, after the Kiev navy claimed to have destroyed a ship called Orsk - which later turned out to be the Saratov.

Flames and smoke rise from a Russian Alligator-class landing ship docked in the port of Berdyansk, southern Ukraine, after the Kiev navy claimed to have destroyed a ship called Orsk – which later turned out to be the Saratov.

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