April 9, 2022

Ukraine seaborne attempt to rescue troops in Mariupol foiled, Russia claims

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine.

💥 During the day, 65 Ukrainian military facilities were struck by operational and tactical aviation of the Russian Federation and missile troops. Among them: four team points and a node of communication, three warehouses of material and technical equipment, as well as 41 base points and areas of focus of Ukrainian military equipment.

💥 Three Ukrainian drone aircraft were hit in the air with Russian anti-aircraft defense devices: two – in the areas of Mariupol and Kalininskoye, another – “Bayraktar TB-2” – in the area of the Sakhnov region of Khar Kova region.

📊 In total, since the beginning of a special military operation, 127 planes, 98 helicopters, 428 unmanned aircraft, 2037 tanks and other armored vehicles have been destroyed, 229 fire jet systems installations, 886 floor weapons Evo artillery and mortars, as well as a 1941 unit of special military automobile equipment.

◽ The Kiev regime does not leave an attempt to evacuate the heads of the nationalist regiment “Azov” and foreign employers from Mariupol. The previous actions of exporting them by air by helicopters failed.

◽ On the evening of April 8, a new unsuccessful attempt was made by the Kiev regime to evacuate Ukrainian Nazis heads by sea. In the dark time of the day, the Ukrainian landload “Apachi”, attributed to the Maltese port of Valletta, followed under the Maltese flag in a caravan of ships from the Taganrog Bay to the Kerch Strait.

◽ At 22:00 38 minutes Moscow time, 30 km southeast of Mariupol, the landload drastically changed its course of tracking and tried to break into the blocked sea by the forces of the Black Sea Fleet of the sea port “Mariupol”.

◽ To the demands of Russian border ships to get in touch on the international channel, the Ukrainian dry cargo did not respond, continuing the movement in the direction of the port Mariupol.

◽ Precautionary artillery firing, carried out by two border guard ships on the course of the ship, did not lead to a change of course and slowing down the speed of the dry cargo.

◽ While driving to the port of Mariupol, a ship was riding a radio exchange bike, transmitting messages “I’m a Maniac”, coming to you.” At the same time, signal bonfires were observed on the shore.

◽ To block the movement of the violator ship from 22.53 to 23.30, an artillery fire was opened by the ship of the Black Sea Navy and the border guard ships on the Apachi dry cargo. As a result of a direct hit on the ship, there was a fire in the feed part of the ship.

◽ After this, the Ukrainian dry cargo laid into a drift, the crew came in contact with the border ships asking to stop the fire and confirmed their readiness to meet all the demands of Russian sailors.

◽ As a result of the fire impact, there are no victims among the crew members on the ship. By the forces of the judicial team, the fire was extinguished on its own. After the pre-inspection, the Ukrainian dry cargo “Apachi” with its crew is being transported to the port Eysk.

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