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Tue May 10, 2022, 09:59 AM

A Journalist Just Spotted Russia's 'Admiral Makarov' Frigate, Intact And At Sea (MSN/Forbes)

David Axe, Forbes Staff - Yesterday 4:51 PM

H.I. Sutton, an independent journalist focusing on naval warfare, has spotted more than a dozen of the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s remaining warships, intact and underway.

They include Admiral Makarov, one of the fleet’s three frigates and arguably the top target for Ukraine’s drones and anti-ship missile batteries.

Sutton’s analysis of new commercial satellite imagery seems to confirm that last week’s rumors about a successful Ukrainian attack on Admiral Makarov were just that—rumors. The frigate survives.

But it’s worth noting where Sutton found Admiral Makarov on or before Monday: sailing near Sevastopol in the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula. In other words, close to home.

Indeed, Sutton narrowed the locations of most of the underway Black Sea Fleet to a narrow swathe of ocean off the west coast of Crimea. Just two ships—a landing craft and one unidentified vessel—were near Snake Island, the current locus of naval combat between Ukraine and Russia.
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Reply A Journalist Just Spotted Russia's 'Admiral Makarov' Frigate, Intact And At Sea (MSN/Forbes) (Original post)
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Response to eppur_se_muova (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 10:07 AM

2. Most likely the rumors ...

were diversions from the fact that Ukraine was basically destroying everything on Snake Island at the time

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Tue May 10, 2022, 10:40 AM

3. Maybe Russia decided to move these ships to a safer location.

If so, it could indicate that the threat from Ukraine's missiles had frightened them away.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 10:59 AM

4. Saw that yesterday. Waiting for more sitings.

Been wrong before. I'll be wrong again in the future.

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