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Murrett Discusses Ukraine’s Use of Naval Drones in the Black Sea with Fox News, USA Today

February 28, 2024

Fox News,USA Today

Robert B. Murrett

Robert B. Murrett

Ukraine’s military recently used high-tech naval drones to sink a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea, another blow for the Russian Black Sea fleet and a significant success for Ukraine. The latest is one of nearly two dozen Russian warships that Ukraine has seriously damaged or outright sunk since Russia began its full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022. 

"They [Ukraine] have used naval drones in ways that have been exceptional and not been seen in naval warfare," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. "The United States and a lot of countries all around the world are watching this very carefully and taking pretty careful notes on what's been taking place in the Black Sea," he says.

Watch the full Fox News interview, "Aid gridlock impacts Ukraine's front lines," beginning at 2:10.

In the USA Today article, "Despite 'dim prospects,' battered but unbowed Ukraine fights on 2 years after invasion," Murrett says, Ukraine has "largely won" the battle of the Black Sea. The Russian Black Sea Fleet has been pushed back to the distant waters and "all of their facilities on Crimea and other locations are at risk."

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