Russian warship Ivan Khurs was attacked by Western-made unmanned boats and controlled by Starlink, APA reports citing RIA Novosti.
The intelligence ship was struck on Wednesday around 140 km northeast of the Bosporus Strait.
A source familiar with the matter said the boats "were launched from the naval operations center, opened with the participation of the United States in Ochakovo back in 2018. They were controlled using built-in Starlink satellite Internet modules received by Kyiv from the United States."
The source claimed that this indicates Ukraine received an "undeclared batch of new Western-made maritime unmanned vehicles" most likely made in the United Kingdom due to its "extensive experience in creating and combat use of such systems."