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The Russian tug was transporting ammunition, weapons and personnel from the Black Sea Fleet to the Ukrainian island, which was occupied by Russia shortly after the start of the Kremlin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine .
“Even the presence of the Tor anti-aircraft missile system on board did not prevent the Ukrainian Navy from demilitarizing the Russian invaders,” the report said.
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It is not clear if the Tor system was transported to Snake Island or if it served as air defense for the tugboat.
Alleged video footage of the tug’s destruction is circulating on social media. The blurry footage, apparently from a low-flying Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle, shows what appears to be two missiles hitting the tug during hours of darkness.
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Ukraine claims the ship sank.
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