U.S. Preparing Plan To Destroy Russia’s Black Sea Fleet—Ukraine
ByMay 20, 2022
A Ukrainian official has said that the U.S. is working on a plan to target Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to free up ports whose blockade by Moscow threatens world food supplies.
With Ukraine one of the world’s biggest suppliers of grain, there are fears the blocking by Russia of the ports that allow the distribution of the food will spur a global food shortage.
On Friday, Ukrainian ministry of internal affairs adviser Anton Gerashchenko tweeted that the U.S. “is preparing a plan to destroy the Black Sea Fleet.”
“The effective work of the Ukrainians on warships convinced (the USA) to prepare a plan to unblock the ports,” he said. “Deliveries of powerful anti-ship weapons (Harpoon and Naval Strike Missile with a range of 250-300 km) are being discussed.”
His message follows a report from Reuters that the White House is working on a plan to put anti-ship missiles in the hands of Ukrainian troops to defeat the naval blockade.
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