Unguided drifting mines captured in Sevastopol in 2014 and used now by the Russian Navy in the Black Sea threaten civilian shipping
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has said that since the beginning of the large-scale aggressive war against Ukraine, the Russian Federation has been intensifying the illegal activities of its naval forces in the Black Sea — using unguided drifting ammunition.
“In addition to capturing and destroying civilian ships, bombarding the territory of Ukraine from the sea, Russia has come up with a new method of sea robbery, which is the use of sea mines as unguided drifting ammunition. It was these drifting mines that were discovered on March 26, 2022, and on March 28, 2022, off the coast of Turkey and Romania,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.
Based on the identification results, it was established that these are sea mines, which at the beginning of 2022, were not registered with the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.