Canadian Navigation Modules Found on Ukrainian Drones that Attacked Russian Ships in Sevastopol

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Canadian Navigation Modules Found on Ukrainian Drones that Attacked Russian Ships in Sevastopol
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Russia’s defense ministry claims that Ukraine used drones fitted with navigation modules produced in Canada to attack its ships in Crimea’s Sevastopol.

Nine unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and seven autonomous marine drones were involved in the attacks. Canada-made navigation modules were found in marine drones.

Following these drone attacks, Moscow suspended its participation in the landmark agreement that allowed shipment of 9 million tons of Ukrainian grain. The July deal signed between the two warring countries was brokered by Turkey and the UN to ease global food crisis caused by the conflict.

Russia alleged that the UK was also involved in the attacks. "On October 29, after repelling a terrorist attack on the ships of the Black Sea Fleet and civilian ships involved in ensuring the security of the ‘grain corridor,’ the wreckage of UAVs used by the Kyiv regime under the leadership of British representatives was discovered and raised to the surface," the Russian Defense Ministry said. "Specialists of the Russian Ministry of Defense, together with representatives of other government departments, conducted an examination of Canadian-made navigation modules installed on marine unmanned vehicles.”

After examining Ukrainian drones’ navigation receivers, Russian MoD found that they were launched from a coast near Odessa city.

The marine drones moved along the security zone of the "grain corridor,” after which they changed the route in the direction of Russian ship base in Sevastopol.

“Coordinates of the movement of one of the marine drones indicate the starting point in the sea area of ​​​​the security zone of the ‘grain corridor’ in the Black Sea. According to experts, this may indicate a preliminary launch of this device from one of the civilian ships chartered by Kyiv or its Western patrons for the export of agricultural products from the seaports of Ukraine," the defense ministry claimed.

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