claimed that it has thwarted the attempt by the Russian navy to block its major
port Odessa the life line for the battle torn country by sinking a Russian
The Navy claimed
that it struck a Russian boat carrying air defense systems to a strategic island
in the black sea.
The lane around the Snake Island is vital for
protecting ships moving in and out of the Odessa port.
The damage to the Russian boat could not be
verified according to international media reports
The flagship of
Russia's Black Sea fleet, used in the seizure of Snake Island, was sunk in
April by Ukraine.. Ukraine has made effective use of technology and
intelligence from the US to target ships
The Ukrainian Navy said that after the sinking
of the flagship Moskva, the Russians began to install an anti-aircraft missile
system called TOR on the decks of their ships. It said that was not enough to
prevent Ukraine's naval forces from "demilitarizing the Russian
was no immediate reaction from Russian authorities to the Ukrainian claim.