The Navy assured that landing a Russian amphibious assault was currently impossible.
The Russian occupiers cannot launch an amphibious assault, so the Odessa coast is not yet threatened.
This was stated by the spokesman of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Dmytro Bledenchuk. “Society”.
Bledenchuk admitted that there was a threat of an amphibious landing at the start of a full-scale invasion.
According to him, at that time the Russian Navy was actually preparing for such an operation. At the start of the invasion, the Russian Federation had seven large amphibious ships in the Black Sea as part of the Black Sea Fleet. Six more units were brought up before the full-scale invasion began to participate in the amphibious landing operation.
“As practice has shown, this operation, although planned, did not succeed. At one point, even in Odessa, these large amphibious ships can be seen on the horizon,” Pledenchuk noted.
Number of ships of the Russian Federation
According to the Ukrainian Navy, the number of Russian naval groups in the Black Sea is decreasing:
“Many of those 13 units (ships) are currently being repaired. “Olenegorsky Korniak” was damaged, and another was sunk in Berdyansk port. That means at least five units should be subtracted from the 13.”
Encroachment of water area
To date, the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has cleared a water area totaling 25,000 square kilometers, Pledenchuk said.
“Ukrainian coastal artillery controls the deep sea more than 100 nautical miles from the sea. Accordingly, this operation cannot be carried out yet,” he said.
Also, the Navy spokesperson added that amphibious landing operations never happen by themselves. There is always a land campaign with them.
“Given that the enemy has already been pushed back to the left bank of the Dnieper, there is no military action and sense at this time for such an operation,” the spokesman for the Armed Forces Navy concluded.
What are the amphibious ships of the Russian Federation doing now?
Pledenchuk noted that the Russian Federation’s large landing craft are not currently preparing for a landing operation, but are ferrying civilian cars across the Kerch Strait.
Earlier, Navy Captain Stepan Yakimyak drew attention to the flaws in the actions of the Russian Navy.