“Tonight, the Kiev regime attempted a terrorist attack using three semi-submersible unmanned boats on Russian civilian transport ships en route to the Bosphorus Strait in the southwestern part of the Black Sea,” Konashenkov said at a briefing on Tuesday.

“The ships of the Russian Navy, accompanying the sea transport, all the boats were detected and destroyed in a timely manner,” said the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the suppression of an attempt by Ukrainian naval drones to attack two Russian warships in the Black Sea, 340 km from Sevastopol.

“Tonight, the armed forces of Ukraine made an unsuccessful attempt to attack the patrol ships Sergey Kotov and Vasily Bykov of the Black Sea Fleet, which are performing tasks to control navigation in the southwestern part of the Black Sea, 340 km southwest of Sevastopol, with three sea unmanned boats,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“In the course of repelling the attack, all three unmanned enemy boats were destroyed by fire from the standard armament of Russian ships. The ships “Sergey Kotov” and “Vasily Bykov” of the Black Sea Fleet continue to carry out their tasks,” the ministry said in a statement.