What is happening in the Black and Azov Seas: latest information about Russian ships
As of 7:30 am on November 19, the Russian terrorist army withdrew its ships from the Black and Azov Seas. All enemy missile launchers are at their home bases.
At the same time, over the past day, 4 ships sailed through the Kerch Strait in favor of the terrorist country of the Russian Federation. This was reported by the command of the Ukrainian Navy.
The Ukrainian Navy noted that the aggressor continues to violate the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) by disabling the automatic identification system (AIS).
They also noted that Russia continues to keep its ships in the Mediterranean. In particular, there is one Kalibr cruise missile carrier with a total volley of up to 8 missiles.
The Ventusky weather service reports that as of 8:00 a.m. on November 19, a strong storm is raging in the Black Sea. The average wave height off the coast of the temporarily occupied Crimea reaches 3.7 meters.
The absence of enemy ships in the Black and Azov Seas is likely connected to difficult weather conditions. In addition, it is known that the Russian invaders have relocated most of the ships from the temporarily occupied Sevastopol to Novorossiysk and Tuapse.
As a reminder, Ukraine has significantly damaged the enemy fleet during the full-scale war with Russia. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24, 2022, 15 Russian warships have been destroyed and 12 more vessels have been damaged.
Earlier, it was reported that on September 13, 2023, the Defense Forces fired missiles at a shipyard in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol. Three fire epicenters were recorded at Sevmorzavod.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, the Russian terrorist army has not been using Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles to strike Ukraine for a long time. Such pauses in attacks from the Black Sea may be related to the enemy's logistics problems.