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Russian Losses In The Black Sea Growing After Ukraine Got Us-Made Harpoon Missiles (Video)

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Russian Losses In The Black Sea Growing After Ukraine Got Us-Made Harpoon Missiles (Video)

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On June 26, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) again fired at the platform of the the drilling rig of the Chernomorneftegaz enterprise in the Black Sea. The attack was confirmed by a representative of the emergency services of Crimea.

The strike was carried out at night and it hit the self-lifting floating drilling rig “Tavrida”. The shell hit the helipad, leaving a hole with a diameter of almost 5 m.

According to local officials, no one was injured as a result of the shelling. The staff were removed from the platform after the previous attack on the platforms of Chernomorneftegaz.

On June 20, the Ukrainian Armed Forces struck three drilling platforms of Chernomorneftegaz located at the Odessa field in the Black Sea. At that time there were 109 people on the towers. As a result, three people were injured — they received burns and shrapnel wounds, seven were missing. One of the platforms burned down completely.

Most of the drilling rigs in Crimea are located in the Black Sea west of the peninsula. The attacks were likely carried out from the Odessa region. The weapon used in the attacks was not revealed.

Russian Losses In The Black Sea Growing After Ukraine Got Us-Made Harpoon Missiles (Video)

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There is not a big choice of weapons in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Earlier this month, the U.S. committed to the donation of two Harpoon launch systems to Ukraine. Other Kiev’s allies have also agreed to provide the Harpoon missiles to the AFU ahich could be used with those launchers. Denmark and the United Kingdom were reportedly among them.

 

Earlier, on June 17, according to reports of the Ukrainian military the Russian military tugboat Vasily Bekh was attacked in the Black sea and either seriously damaged or sunk.

The footage shared by Ukrainian media confirm that the ship was hit by two missiles.  Ukrainian officials report that the ship was hit by two land-based missiles, presumably Harpoon systems.

Russian Losses In The Black Sea Growing After Ukraine Got Us-Made Harpoon Missiles (Video)

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The tugboat was transporting ammunition, weapons and personnel to reinforce Russian troops on the island of Zmeiny. The attack took place 19 miles east of the island when it was reportedly transferring the Tor-M2MK short-range air defense system.

The media, citing unnamed Russian officials, reported that 10 of the 33 crew members on board were missing, and most of the crew members were injured.

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Richebourg

And thus, Russia will not leave Odessa under NATO control. All this is doing is firming the Russian resolve to completely dismember so called Ukraine.

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Wayne Gabler

Check out the amount of ‘poppies’ Northern Europe produces. No ‘tulips’, just poppies and none of the opium is exported, just the seeds, which give you an idea of how many tons they gather each year. That goes back to the early 1300’s.

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Of course.

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Last edited 1 month ago by Anglia
Chad

Please let me correct the typo: All this is doing is firming the Russian resolve to completely dismember so called NATO.

Doois

Ukraine is not a member of NATO.

Cromwell

Isn’t it? it had become a defacto member.

Chad

What is it you don’t understand? Ukraine will be the reason that NATO will cease to exist.

NATO's PROXYTUTE

You’re probably right, Moscow strategy of reducing oil and gas supply to Europe eventually shutting down altogether might actually open their eyes to see the reality of the inevitable EU demise following the diabolic agenda of Anglo-Saxon team, EU nationals would rise up in arms if the looming danger of freezing over winter due to lack of heating gas materialise, hence EU might decide to drift away from US UK dictat.

Stephan Williams

I’m betting you accidentally left the “f” out of your name after reading your statement of the obvious.

The fact that Ukraine is not a member of NATO is immaterial. NATO is fighting an undeclared war against the Russian Federation.

Last edited 1 month ago by Stephan Williams
Wayne Gabler

They joined in 2014 whether it was announced or not. Look up ‘hired armies’ from the last 700 years. Who do you think financed the ‘Pirates of old’ that only attacked merchant ships belonging to the Portuguese Traders during the time the Dutch Slave Traders were just getting started?

JerryDrakeJr

De jure not, de facto it is… How we know how to look at those legal books when our ass starts sweating, and how wisely we put those same books away while breaking the laws … Ukraine, even if it is not an official member of NATO, NATO is a military ally of Ukraine and Russia has a full right, according to those legal books, to use force against the Ukrainian military allies – against NATO!

TopGum

NATO supplying weapons means NATO is party to the conflict. International law. Simple as that. Now that they are openly a party, they have to bear the consequences.

Russian

They are ready to bear the consequences. But who will inflict the consequences? Russia is too frightened of NATO.

thordacreator

More like NATO is too frightened to get into a direct conflict & instead use Ukraine as cannon fodder. Put your troops in Ukraine. See what happens.

Last edited 1 month ago by thordacreator
WhitePride1488

Jewkraine is a proxy member. All of NATO and JewSA “trainers” are in Jewkraine fighting Russia.

Hjalmar

Very good observation. The idiots in Kiev are totally incompetent at the art of war. They have not got the nous needed to protect their own country. Using Odessa and the region around the city for their attacks on Russia and its infrastructure has now probably sealed its fate. I firmly believe that the grand old city will be taken by the Russians as soon as the Donbass problem has been sorted out.

TopGum

Exactly, they practically signed their death sentences. Russia was waiting for a pretext to tear them a new one. NATO covert war finally on the open for everyone to see and understand the consequences. No more whining around Russia did this or that. They meant it and they will end NATO.

RealityOfWar

NATO has got itself very confused, it prospers and spreads due to the simple fact that it can create a pitch that it provides defence that ensures you will not face war. It’s a solid front door selling pitch. The problem is the minute the door get’s kicked in, that pitch is gone because now being in NATO means being in war, having your cities destroyed. Now NATO will argue that well our second follow up pitch is, if the door is kicked through we will guarantee to bring the culprit to account military and fix the door, thus your security is restored and indeed enhanced. The problem is, as every one knows – you can’t bring a nuclear power to what you would deem account, without you yourself ceasing to exist. So in terms of a front door sales proposition. NATO is finished once a nuclear power kicks in the door. That is what can very well happen, Russia kicks in the NATO door and uses Nukes where necessary on non nuclear states. NATO of course can respond in those theatres to try to push Russia back, but those countries won’t exist even if Russia just hit and pulled back. The NATO front door proposition would be shown to be useless in its entirety. All it would have got you is a bombed out derelict country – a failed state. Was NATO membership worth it? Suddenly no one needs a NATO solid front door, which might as well have been made of paper! Article 5 paper!

NATO's PROXYTUTE

I’m afraid Russia doesn’t need any additional pretext to proceed what’s necessary to be done,please allow me to enumerate the long list of reasons to justify its full taking of Ukraine.. continuous supply of lethal war materials from nazi sympathisers.. continuous shelling of civilians distantly remote from contact point of active hostilities.. Shelling of Russian industrial structures outside of Ukraine.. Open declaration of US UK to prolong the conflict.. Imposition of illegal sanctions destabilising the world acquisition of food, fuel, fertilisers, including disruption of shipments and travel routes. The messing up of financial system impeding payments of goods and services.. Looming risk of famine in vulnerable countries.. And ultimately the danger of spreading the war where nuke powered nations could get involve risking an apocalyptic showdown.

TopGum

Paula, take your clothes off and lay down … we have to talk …

RealityOfWar

Russia is highly focused on the Donbas area and is avoiding mission creep very well. However, circumstances are changing that could make Russia think that their objectives and goals in Ukraine need to be recalibrated. I am sure Odessa would figure in those plans, Kiev as well and maybe even all of Ukraine is coming into the mix. These are all understandable changes. The most important thing though is to keep goals sharp and focused. To achieve that and not to blur things or induce mission creep to current forces deployed. It may be sensible to introduce another 150,000 army into theatre with very distinct and autonomous aims e.g. take Kiev, or take control of all western facing borders. That would keep focus but also amplify synergies in order to attain the overall goal of realising the original goals regarding Dombas in a full and final settlement way.

Hjalmar

Unless the enemies of the Russian alliance are bringing something new into the theater of war, nothing much is likely to change during the remaining months of this conflict. As a matter of fact I believe that Russia now only needs to keep on doing exactly what they presently are doing to win the war, by Nato and its minions defeating themselves by their own incompetence. The long game of Putin is now working almost to perfection, which is wonderful to see in action, and only some major change of tactics by the Nato scumbags can now possibly, ever so slightly, alter the outcome of the war. The victor will of course always be Russia. The only remaining question now is how devastating the defeat is going to be for the Nato vermin.

jimbojames

I like your style.

Have you read about “maneuver defense,” aka the kesseling/kettling, cauldrons of fire battleplan that is not only being done to near perfection but was put on display back in 2021 for all the world to read about?

Look up Zaphod, i think it said it means West. It was a RFF military exercise. In my opinion, it’s priceless that the Russians publicly announce first what they’re going to do and then do it.

Last edited 1 month ago by jimbojames
Hjalmar

Thanks for liking my comment. I haven’t really read anything about the “maneuver defense,” but It is a well known tactic, especially by the police to “kettle-in” protesters if they become too rowdy. And as we have been seeing in the Donbass recently, the technique seems to work just as well on the battlefields. Telling the enemy exactly what you are planning to do, before actually doing it, is in many ways a superb tactic as it tends to paralyze the enemy as it no longer completely trusts its own judgement. At least that’s how I see it.

NATO's PROXYTUTE

Seafaring assets as component of military structure are always the weakest link just like all of US expensive aircraft carries floating as lame ducks vulnerable to Russian hypersonics anywhere they might be.

joe9211

these fucking gay russian polticians allow the western countries to deliver a lot of weapons to kill russian soldiers, russian workers, civilists in Donezk and thousands of kids – this is the biggest mistake of Putin, it’s like he has killed these kids himself..

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steve

The weapons are moving through NATO countries,and no one has declared war. yet. IF Ukraine does the IMF by its own charter can;t lend Ukraine money and all those contract and supplies dry up,the regions secured so far are relatively quite given the SBU’s nature,no resistance from the local populations and there is a serious concern that when ukrainian regions are secure, they will also want to join the Donbas, the ukrainian government has already declared they won’t recognise referendums outside their direct control. The Ukrainian people are Looking forward, stick with clown and the hundreds of billions of loans that’s been racked up, a cold future of austerity to benefit NATO weapons makers or a future under russian rule and immunity from western censure. Now some one has to pay for those loans the remnants of Ukraine or the western taxpayers Who have had no political opportunity to voice their concern and a blanket ban on all constructive criticism or access to an alternative veiw,i’m betting on the latter, As from Russia’s point of veiw its better to remove these weapons from the hands of idiots, than fanatics with intent.nato was given the opportunity but intelligence is a bit lacking in the west at the moment, they vote for actors and are ruled by consultants who answer to different masters,none of whom are in the firing line and are never going to be.

Erina

access to the black sea through ukraine must be completely cut off, the region west of odessa and odessa must be taken quickly so that russia can significantly strengthen the black sea

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Jay

Odessa must be taken. And very soon as you correctly pointed.

NATO is laughing at you

They can t even take the donbas hahahahahahahahahahahahahahagahagahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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You’ll see, haha.

Chad

NATO – fought goat herders for 20 years … And lost.

Katka Wrobel

You also laughed like a tard before Mariupol was taken and before Severodonetsk was taken. Now you can laugh until ukraine collapses and simultaneously the west.

Last edited 1 month ago by Katka Wrobel
Cromwell

News flash,they a taken most of it you TIT.

yo666

so the next phase it must be odessa and the whole black sea coast

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Torquemada

Destruir todo lo que pueda servir para disparar o monter sistemas en Odesa y, de paso, tomar Odesa. Todas las vias terrestreshacia Odesa deben de se r destruidas asi como los posibles centros de almacenamiento.

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NATO is laughing at you

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Donnchadh

I am sorry I cannot agree with those putting forth pacifism in reply to attacks against Russia -provoked or not why should an attacker get away with attacking you ? Hit the area hard that is sending those missiles and as other posters have said bomb all railway/road connections that deliver weapons to the Azovs -period !

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NATO is laughing at you

I agree lets strike moscow.

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Putout Russian

Victory shall be ours soon! SLAVA ROCCIA !!!!

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Seoul

it is already decided ukraine won’t exist.

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question

What sort of radar systems (land/sea or air based) are needed to defeat such ASM attacks, assuming the enemy also has ECM drones? Why was the tugboat not under greater protection?

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Sephiroth

Because russians are dumb. They roam around alone as if they are bears.

Status

Go back to playing your little anime weeb final fantasy video games, sephirothchilds servant

John

Heavy bombing of Kviv must now take place, with tactical nuclear weapons ready to use !

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TopGum

Cool of dude. West is about to destroy itself anyway. Inflation is the end of their endless printing. They won’t touch Russia because that would be their certain extinction. They only try to drag in everyone down. So far they failed.

bobert

So the ukies fired a couple of Harpoon missiles at a vacant oil platform. LMAO. What did RU lose? What the ukies lost is 2 Harpoon missiles and the location from where they were fired.

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Mark

I don’t know why Russia hesitates to blockade Ukraine. Russia sees the smuggling of these Western weapons cross border movement in Ukraine from satellites and from UAV drones. These are imminent targets but still Russia hesitates. Look to NATO financed terrorists Israel how they blockade Palestine illegally and taking home by home.

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JayLindberg

I have no doubt that Russia will adapt quickly to these new circumstances. They always do and the game changer situations are usually one time events. Let’s not forget that the inflated energy costs due to sanctions have created a positive cash flow for Russia during this conflict. How is that for adaptation? It’s a far cry from predictions that sanctions would bankrupt / balkanize Russia and Putin would be killed in a coup.

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Wayne Gabler

Good example of why Snake Island is so important to NATO. The only ‘missiles’ Russia would not be able to detect and eliminate are ballistic missiles. NATO could not even fire from their closest country without the munition not even being detected.

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GTU-UK195Odumb p00fs losing streak

Fullovit,russia can destroy all types of ballistick missiles unlike the usa which simply can’t (period)

Muhammad your Prophet

It’s an easy target. The Putin cockroaches wanted the Putin cockroaches get it.

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Yuri

impotent and senile puppet—trangender now require you to pay in roubles for sodomy therapy

Muhammad your Prophet

That’s the only thing yuri the deranged freak knows what to say?

Disinfo

I think Russia needs to start paying a little more attention to the Odessa area, obviously the Ukrainians are pouring a lot of weaponry there and in order to protect their flank, the Russians need to neutralize it.

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Muhammad your Prophet

You mean the Putin cockroaches want to take Odessa by force just like they took Crimea so they can keep stealing all the oil that belongs to Ukraine? That’s exactly why Putin is a terrorist and an international criminal.

Last edited 1 month ago by Muhammad your Prophet
Mo Ham Head Was A Pedo

Is your poor mental & emotional state a function of generations of inbreeding or from being sexually abused as a child? My guess would be both!

TomB.

After whole Donbass is liberated, hopefully in few weeks, than all forces should be focused on liberation of south west Ukraine an Odessa. Thats the Final victory over the ziokhasar Kiew Clown and his Masters of Puppets.

Muhammad your Prophet

There’s nothing to liberate because the Putin cockroaches like you destroyed everything and turned into Putin’s personal terrorist ISIS caliphate.

GTU-UK195Odumb p00fs losing streak

You are a retard!

Sector2

You sound angry and frustrated. 😉

Christopher

Losing sides always are.

Yuri

impotence and failure—-ukie and anglos—the perennial losers

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Assad Defeated Zionists

This is ecological terrorism and a very dangerous double edge sword to play with. Just imagine if a fully laden Russian oil tanker were to sink many miles Southwest of Snake Island and Russia were to claim it was sunk by Harpoons and with sea currents flowing south and all.

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Donnchadh

While the Harpoon missile is good it is surpassed by the Russian Onyx missile -the US Harpoon is an anti-ship missile and therefore is designed for large -fixed or slow moving targets like ships and obviously oil rigs . Onyx travels at Mach 2.5 has an autonomous inertial guidance system navigation and homing -active radar in final stage has two modes passive /anti radar and active frequency hopping acclaimed on American weapons websites as superior to the Harpoon..

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Alex

Ukros are pthetic, can only hit women, children and still standing rigs

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Thought Criminal

If that were the case, Russia would’ve already captured Kiev, or at least the Donbass.

Sephiroth

Where are the mighty russian SAM systems? They can shoot down anything I was told.

Last edited 1 month ago by Sephiroth
Donnchadh

Because the Harpoon travel at sea level not “up in the air ” to defend against it require a ship or fixed platform to have a missile system installed that travels at the same height -sea level -its designed to hit a ships hull – even a very fast automatic gun might do the trick as used in the past.

GTU-UK195Odumb p00fs losing streak

Trapping ukronazis,dumb fkd satanic grot,fkn drr.

JerryDrakeJr

OK, leave those three platforms for the Ukrainians to spend those missiles given to them by the Americans on them, the Russian economy will not fail because of the three platforms. All this will set into place anyway when the Russians liberate Odessa!

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Tommy Lee

Interesting that they’re using Harpoons to attack defenseless drilling platforms, rather than Russian ships. I guess they don’t possess the capability.

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Status

U.S weapons are only good for attacking teh defenseless like middle eastern children’s hospitals and villages.

Romanian fisherman

So, the Ukrops will turn the Black Sea black with oil with the help of US harpoons and the neighboring states will thank who exactly?

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Paul

There will be setbacks. But one has to admire the righteous tenacity and cause of the Russians. They are in the right, their cause just, and they are gaining admirers overseas.

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