Frigate Hetman Sagaidachny was sunk so that the enemy would not get it – Reznikov
The flagship of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the frigate Hetman Sahaidachny, was decided to be flooded so that it would not fall into the hands of the Russian troops.
This was announced by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov.
According to the head of the Ministry of Defense, the ship was under repair.
– The commander of the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy followed the order to flood the ship so that the frigate Hetman Sahaidachny, which was under repair, would not fall into the hands of the enemy. It is difficult to imagine a more difficult decision for a courageous warrior and the entire team. But we will build a new fleet. Modern, powerful. The main thing now is to resist,” Reznikov stressed.
The frigate Hetman Sahaidachny is a multi-purpose ship, the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy. It was launched in 1992, and the following year it was included in the combat structure of the Naval Forces.
The frigate was named after the Ukrainian hetman Petro Sahaidachny.
Recently, the ship was in the port of Nikolaev, where it underwent repair and modernization work.
As you know, on the night of February 24, Russian troops carried out a full-scale invasion of the territory of Ukraine from several directions.
Martial law has been introduced on the territory of our state. The Ukrainian army has been opposing Putin's troops for the ninth day. During this time, the total combat losses of Russia are approximately 9,166 military personnel.
In addition, the aggressor lost 251 tanks, 939 armored combat vehicles and 105 artillery systems.