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Novocherkassk large amphibious assault ship carrying Shaheds hit in Feodosia port - Air Force

Novocherkassk was transporting Iranian Shahed drones

The Ukrainian Air Force reported that the Novocherkassk large amphibious assault ship, which was hit in occupied Crimea, was transporting Iranian Shahed kamikaze drones. The ship was hit in Feodosia on the night of December 26.

This was reported on the official Telegram channel of the Ukrainian Air Force. The ship was in the port of the seized city when it arrived.

"Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk thanked the Air Force pilots and everyone involved for the destruction of the Novocherkassk large amphibious assault ship. Rumor has it that he was transporting "Shaheds"," the statement said.

Novocherkassk large amphibious assault ship carrying Shaheds hit in Feodosia port - Air Force

Earlier, Oleshchuk wrote on his Telegram channel that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had hit the Novocherkassk large amphibious assault ship in Feodosia.

"And the fleet in Russia is getting smaller and smaller! This time, after the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the cruiser Moskva, comes the large amphibious assault ship Novocherkassk. I thank the pilots of the Air Force and everyone involved for their filigree work!" he said in a statement.

"The Novocherkassk ( BDK-46 ) is a large amphibious assault ship of Project 775 (775/II), which is in service with the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy.

It is designed for landing amphibious assault on an unequipped coastline and for the transfer of troops and cargo by sea. It is capable of transporting various types of armored vehicles, including tanks.

Novocherkassk large amphibious assault ship carrying Shaheds hit in Feodosia port - Air Force

On March 24, 2022, the ship was attacked by Ukrainian missiles in the port of the temporarily seized Berdiansk and was damaged. Then the Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed the large landing ship Saratov.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, on the night of Tuesday, December 26, a series of explosions occurred in occupied Feodosia (Crimea). Eyewitnesses complained of a "bavovna" in the port area, after which a fire broke out and detonations were heard.

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