Russia losing control in the Black Sea, retreating eastward — Zelenskyy

Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is increasingly less capable of exerting control over much of the Black Sea and is now relocating its naval assets away from Sevastopol towards the eastern part of the sea, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his Nov. 2 evening address.

The president expressed gratitude to all Ukrainian troops fighting to ensure Ukraine retains access to international markets via Black Sea shipping lanes.

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“The results are good; Russia is gradually losing control over the Black Sea and retreating into the eastern part of the waters...; we will reach them there," said Zelenskyy.

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According to Ukrainian intelligence, Russian forces in Crimea have over several months been moving Black Sea Fleet ships to Russia’s Novorossiysk following repeated Ukrainian attacks on Moscow’s naval assets in Sevastopol and nearby waters.

In total, according to Ukraine’s General Staff, Russia has lost 20 ships and one submarine over the course of the war.

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