May 7,2024

Victory Chronicles-DAY 804

Magura V5 drone sent by Ukrainian intelligence hits Russian speedboat in Crimea

According to a source from the Ukrainian Defense Intelligence, a Magura V5 drone sent by Ukrainian intelligence shot down a Russian boat in Crimea. The incident occurred in Narrow Bay in the temporarily occupied Crimea.  The drone targeted the Russian speedboat while it was docked, and it was destroyed in the operation. 

This news comes as the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine confirmed the special operation and released a video of the strike. Ukraine has used the Magura V5 drone to detect and destroy Russian ships. 


Symbolic number of the Day


According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, there were 97 combat engagements at the frontline in Ukraine in the past day. The enemy carried out missile attacks, air strikes, and rocket salvos, resulting in civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure. Several localities were attacked by Russian aviation in different regions of Ukraine. More than 120 settlements were under fire from Russian artillery. The Ukrainian Air Force conducted strikes on enemy concentrations, missile forces destroyed Russian artillery systems, and air defense units destroyed a guided missile. Despite the conflict, Ukrainian fighters are continuing to deplete the enemy along the entire contact line.


War in Pictures


Kharkiv is again under attack by the invaders’ aircraft. Civilian infrastructure, apartment and private houses, and cars were damaged. At least 10 civilians were injured, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.


Video of the Day

Rescuers in Sumy Oblast have extinguished a large-scale fire caused by a Russian missile strike. The fire occurred yesterday in one of the settlements of Konotop district at a civilian infrastructure facility. Upon arrival of the SES units, the fire engulfed diesel fuel tanks. The firefighters extinguished the fire, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported. 


ISW report


Ukraine’s Main Military Intelligence Directorate (GUR) conducted a successful maritime drone strike against a Russian patrol boat in occupied Crimea on May 6, and Ukrainian forces are reportedly adapting their maritime drones to combat Russian defensive measures. 

The GUR-published footage on May 6 of a GUR Magura V5 maritime drone striking a Russian Project 12150 Mangust-class patrol boat in Vuzka Bay near occupied Chornomorske, Crimea. The GUR stated that the destroyed Mangust-class patrol boat was likely worth $3 million. The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) claimed that elements of the Russian Black Sea Fleet (BSF) destroyed five Ukrainian maritime drones near the northwestern Crimean coast and published footage purportedly of a Russian helicopter striking one of the drones.

Russian milbloggers claimed that Ukrainian forces had adapted the drones to defend against Russian strikes, particularly from helicopters, with heat-seeking missiles and to break through containment booms. Several prominent Russian milbloggers expressed anger that the Russian military bureaucracy is causing Russian forces to respond too slowly to Ukrainian maritime drone adaptations.


War heroes

Senior fighter Oleh Filonenko, with the call sign Phil, died on September 13, 2023, in the village of Mala Tokmachka, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, as a result of artillery shelling. The fighter was 29 years old.

Oleh was born and lived in Ukrainka, Kyiv Oblast. In 2012, he graduated from the Hnivan Professional Lyceum, where he received a degree in welding. In civilian life, he worked at the ART-MARK company.

He came to the defense of Ukraine, joining the 80th Air Assault Brigade. He was the senior operator of the 2nd squad of the anti-tank missile platoon of the fire support company of the 3rd Air Assault Battalion.

“He was brave, bold and courageous. The most beloved husband and father,” wrote his wife Vita Fedorenko. Oleh Borysovych was buried in his hometown. He is survived by his wife, son, mother, and two brothers.

*Oleh’s story on the Heroes Memorial – a platform for stories about the fallen defenders of Ukraine.


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