Act of War: Massive Drone Attack on Russian Fleet in Black Sea

October 30th, 2022 - by Moon of Alabama & Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge

UK Accused of Stagiing Drone Attack On Sevastopol

Moon of Alabama

(October 29, 2022) — This morning at 4:20 local time, the Russian fleet in the Crimean port of Sevastopol was attacked by nine unmanned aerial vehicles and seven autonomous maritime drones. Earlier, a maritime drone that had run aground in Crimea and had been found and pictured.

During today’s attack, a large US drone had flown circles south of Crimea. It likely relayed data from and to the drones.

The maritime drones are British and Russia alleges that British specialists had trained the Ukrainian navy in using them. It also says that British soldiers were involved in the attack on the Nord Stream pipeline.

The Ukrainians published two videos shot by the maritime drones while attacking. One of the video shows extensive gunfire impacts near the drone from a Russian helicopter that is attacking it.

The Russians say that all the aerial drones and 4 of 7 maritime drones were defeated before they could cause damage. They also say that one mine-seeking ship was damaged in the harbor. It is possible that the damage is greater than Russia admits.

As a consequence of the attack Russia declared that the deal which allowed for grain exports from Odessa has been suspended. That deal had already been in danger as the ‘west’ had not fulfilled its part of the deal which would have allowed for the export for Russian fertilizer to third parties.

I find it likely that Russia will take additional measures to punish the Ukrainian navy for the brazen attack. Additional attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure is another possibility.

Meanwhile all recent attempts by the Ukrainian army to penetrate the Russian held lines have failed. It is notable that these are now much smaller in size with just a battalion or in some cases just two companies in the lead.

It is now definitely mud season in Ukraine during which it is impossible to cross most farmland even on feet. This will hinder the attacking forces on both sides until winter sets in.


  • If you don’t think that the US, the UK, and NATO are at war with Russia, then you need to get your head out of the sand.

Crimea is considered Russian territory by Russia; the US and the UK did everything but send their own troops there to attack Russian naval vessels.

This is an ACT OF WAR AGAINST RUSSIA by the US and the UK. 

The neocons will continue to escalate such acts until Russia finally responds with direct military force against US/UK/NATO military forces.

  • Does empire think that attacks like this are going to change the course of the effort? If they do then I think they are wrong.

It was written elsewhere that attacks like this are toy testing for the MIC but I am of the opinion that we are in desperation land of empire and this is the best they can do in a rush. While they are having some success, I doubt it will change the outcome and just give Russia more international cred to put down the schoolyard bully and its minions.

  • The desperation by the Western powers becomes more obvious by the day. Their sole option now is a horrendous attempt at a false flag event. I despair for the innocent people of the world caught up in this Western inspired madness.
  • These actions are so provocative. Especially with the bigger drone coordinating the smaller ones.

Imagine if these drones had sunk several ships? It wouldn’t have changed the outcome but I get the impression that the west are desperate for Russia to do something big so that that west can openly enter the war.

Russia Suspends Role In Ukraine Grain Deal After “Massive” Drone Attack on Black Sea Fleet

Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge

(October 29, 2022) — Russia suspended its participation in the Ukraine grain export deal after a swarm of drones targeted at least one Russian warship from the Black Sea navy.

Following the attack, Moscow immediately suspended its compliance with the deal, known as the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which was formed and launched in July and ended a five-month Russian blockade of Ukraine’s ports. The United Nations and Turkey brokered the deal, allowing safe passage for cargo ships in and out of Ukraine’s ports to haul farm goods worldwide. The deal was set to expire on Nov. 19.

According to Reuters, here’s what the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement about the “massive” drone attack on the Black Sea Fleet in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol:

“Taking into account… the terrorist act by the Kyiv regime with the participation of British experts against the ships of the Black Sea Fleet and civilian vessels involved in ensuring the security of the “grain corridor,” the Russian side suspends participation in the implementation of agreements on the export of agricultural products from Ukrainian ports,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said earlier that the drone attacks on Saturday were largely repelled, with minor damage to a Russian minesweeper.

The ministry then described the “terrorist attack”:
“In the course of repelling a terrorist attack on the outer roadstead of Sevastopol, the use of naval weapons and naval aviation of the Black Sea Fleet destroyed four marine unmanned vehicles, three more devices were destroyed on the internal roadstead,” the statement continued. 

Now beyond any reasonable doubt that the type of surface drones used by #Ukraine to attack Russian Navy in Sevastopol today were same as one previous found near the base. Reference:

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