2022 Berdiansk port attack

Berdiansk port attack
Part of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Alligator-class landing ship Saratov on fire, with the Ropucha-class landing ships Caesar Kunikov and Novocherkassk steaming out of port after the attack
Date24 March 2022
Location46°45′02″N 36°46′45″E / 46.7506°N 36.7792°E / 46.7506; 36.7792
 Russia  Ukraine
Units involved
 Russian Navy

 Ukrainian Ground Forces

Casualties and losses

Tsezar Kunikov[1]

At least 11 crew members killed (unconfirmed)[1]

The Berdiansk port attack was a strike carried out by Ukrainian forces against Russian Navy ships moored in the Port of Berdiansk on 24 March 2022, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[3] The Alligator-class landing ship Saratov was sunk, and one of the two Ropucha-class landing ships took damage but was able to leave the port.[4][5]

At the time, it was the heaviest naval loss suffered by Russia during the invasion, and one of Ukraine's most significant successes.[6][7]

  1. ^ a b c d Newick, Thomas (24 March 2022). "Russian Landing Ship Destroyed In Massive Explosion In Captured Ukrainian Port City". The Drive. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  2. ^ "Какое оружие Россия впервые применила на Украине". RIA. 4 April 2022. (Translation) On March 24, the Ukrainian Armed Forces fired rockets at the port of Berdyansk, damaging two large landing ships. A strong fire broke out at the large landing ship "Saratov", as a result it had to be sunk at the pier. In fact, this shelling is the only more or less significant success of the Ukrainian military in the confrontation with the Russian fleet
  3. ^ Russian warship destroyed in occupied port of Berdyansk, says Ukraine - BBC News, retrieved 2022-04-05 – via YouTube
  4. ^ "Russian military ship destroyed in Berdyansk, Ukrainian Navy claims". CNN. 2022-03-24. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  5. ^ "Ukraine conflict: Large Russian ship, the Orsk, destroyed by Ukrainian military - reports". The Scotsman. 2022-03-24. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  6. ^ Filseth, Trevor. "Ukrainian Attack Sinks Large Russian Landing Ship". The National Interest. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  7. ^ "Ukrainian Attack Sinks Large Russian Landing Ship". Seven News. 2022-03-25. Retrieved 2022-04-03.

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