Watch: Bayraktar TB2 UAV hits two Russian Raptor patrol boats

PANAGYURISHTE, ($1=1.86 Bulgarian Levs) — A video appeared on the social network Twitter alleging that a Bayraktar TB2 drone of the Ukrainian Armed Forces hits two patrol boats of the Russian Navy, Project 03160 “Raptor”. According to the time code of the camera installed on the drone, the date is May 2, 2022. The first video shows a hit at 4:38 a.m. and the second video a few minutes later at 4:51 а.m.

Watch: Bayraktar TB2 UAV hits two Russian Raptor patrol boats
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The video shows that the strikes of the Ukrainian drone caused serious damage to both boats. The big explosions and the height of the fire trail caused by the explosion speak for themselves. It is alleged that the Ukrainian Bayraktr TB2 hit the two boats off the coast of Snake Island in the Black Sea.

BulgarianMilitary.com cannot confirm the truth of all this information provided. There is still no official statement from the Russian or Ukrainian authorities. BulgarianMilitary.com recently prepared an article about the alleged losses of Bayraktar TB2 of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. You can read it here.

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.

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On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.

On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.

Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.

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