Defense Minister Shoigu in Sevastopol to combat drone attacks on Russian Black Sea Fleet

Shoigu arrived in occupied Crimea
Shoigu arrived in occupied Crimea
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The Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigu, travelled to the command center of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in occupied Sevastopol, the Ministry reported in a press release on the morning of March 17.

The purpose of his visit is to address the defense of Russian vessels near Crimea from ongoing naval drone attacks.

The press release says that Shoigu ordered “constant training, day and night, to repel enemy attacks, as well as to increase the survivability of ships and vessels and the security of infrastructure facilities."

"It is necessary to conduct daily training with all personnel," Shoigu said.

“Training to repel air attacks and attacks by unmanned boats. We need to conduct them day and night so that all our crews are ready.”

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He also emphasized the need to install additional weapons and large-caliber machine gun systems to defeat drones.

Shoigu also inspected the construction of a new Russian military infirmary in occupied Sevastopol.

According to media estimates, since the beginning of the full-scale war, Ukraine has managed to sink or damage 20-30% of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

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Russia has lost 26 ships and boats as of March 17, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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