Ukraine claims to have destroyed a special boat used by Russian President Vladimir Putin to inspect his naval fleets.
On 8 May, a laser-guided bomb launched from a Ukraine-operated Bayraktar TB2 drone near Snake Island in the Black Sea targeted a Raptor-class patrol vessel, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.
A video shows the moment when the Raptor-class patrol boat was hit and caught on fire near Snake Island in the Black Sea. while delivering supplies to soldiers stationed there.
Ukraine says it may have destroyed a special boat used by Vladimir Putin to inspect his naval fleets.
Dramatic footage from Sunday shows a white-colored Raptor-class patrol vessel hit by a laser-guided bomb.
It was dropped from a Bayraktar TB2 drone near Snake Island, in the Black Sea – where a border guard was filmed saying ‘Go f**k yourself’ to the Moskva warship before it was sunk by Ukrainian missiles.
Putin has used such a boat with the 001 designations for fleet inspections in Sevastopol and St. Petersburg.
The Russian president is believed to have started the war with eight of these patrol vessels but maybe down to three as his armed forces take heavy losses.
The Ukraine Now Telegram channel reported: ‘We received information that one of the destroyed boats of the Raptor type in the Snake Island area was Putin’s parade boat.’