According to their Telegram channel, the sunken vessel is identified as a Project 205P Tarantul-type patrol ship.
The ship was discovered during a reconnaissance operation at Sevastopol's Grafska bay, with its coordinates specified as 44.615763, 33.587110. The ATESH movement suggests that the ship may have been targeted and hit during a naval drone attack on Russian military facilities a few weeks ago.
So far, there has been no official acknowledgment or report from the Russian command about any issues with the ship.
This incident follows other notable setbacks for the Russian naval forces in the past year. On December 26, Ukrainian forces reportedly destroyed the large Russian landing ship "Novocherkask" in occupied Feodosia, marking another addition to what is referred to as Russia's "submarine fleet."
Earlier, on April 14, 2022, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported a fire on the cruiser "Moskva," leading to the detonation of ammunition and significant damage to the vessel. Additionally, the VDK "Saratov" was destroyed on March 24, 2022, by a Ukrainian Tochka-U missile strike.
These incidents reflect the ongoing challenges and losses faced by Russian naval forces in the context of the conflict in Ukraine.