Ukraine sinks another Russian ship while awaiting Western aid

A small Russian warship operating near the coast of Crimea sank as a result of repeated strikes from Ukraine’s burgeoning drone fleet, according to Ukrainian defense officials.

“As a result of a number of direct hits the Russian ship sustained damage incompatible with further movement,” Ukrainian Defense Intelligence Directorate said. “The cost of the ship lost by the aggressor state is approximately $60-70 million dollars.”

That announcement was accompanied by a video that appeared to show footage from unmanned sea drones striking a vessel, which Ukrainian officials identified as the Ivanovets, a missile corvette. The attack continues a pattern of Ukrainian efforts to decimate the Russian Black Sea Fleet and threaten Crimea, the strategically vital peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014 at the outset of the war.

“We can systematically and regularly inflict strikes, diminishing
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