Ukrainian Strike Sinks Russian Warship with US-made Missiles

By Bo Beard | May 23, 2024

The attack

Ukrainian forces carried out a significant attack on Russian ships docked in Sevastopol using MGM-140 ATACMS ballistic missiles, resulting in the unprecedented strike on a warship. 

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The attack, reported by Army Recognition based on Russian accounts, targeted the Karakurt Tsiklon project 22800 Corvette, which was sunk during the incident on the night of May 19-20, 2024.

Modern Russian vessel

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The Karakurt Tsiklon, a modern Russian vessel launched in 2020 and commissioned in June 2023, was among four ships of its kind and the sole one stationed in the Black Sea Fleet.