New Russian Submarine Launches Cruise Missiles At Maritime And Coastal Targets

These images reportedly show a new Russian submarine launching cruise missiles at maritime and coastal targets.

In the images, the submarine can be seen leaving port and heading out to sea before the images cut to a missile apparently being launched from it.

The footage then appears to show the missile being launched from the submarine, with one of them apparently hitting its target before the footage ends.

The images were obtained from the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Friday, 25th November, along with a statement claiming: “The newest diesel-electric submarine ‘Magadan’ of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) from the Sea of ​​Japan launched from a submerged position cruise missiles of the Caliber complex at sea and coastal targets.

“Before performing combat exercises, the submarine secretly entered a given area, from where it launched missile strikes at target positions.

“The first missile successfully hit a sea target – a target shield that imitates a surface ship of a mock enemy.

“The second missile hit a coastal target at the Surkum tactical field in the Khabarovsk Territory at the estimated time. The firing range was more than 1,000 kilometres.

Russian newest diesel-electric submarine “Magadan” leaves the port towards the Sea of Japan in undated footage. The Russian MoD released the footage on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

“Rocket firing was provided by ships and vessels of the Pacific Fleet, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles of the naval aviation of the Pacific Fleet.”

The Russian MoD also claimed: “The Magadan submarine is the third project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine in the Pacific Fleet armed with Caliber cruise missiles.

“The Magadan submarine was accepted into the fleet in October 2021 in St. Petersburg. The submarine arrived at the Pacific Fleet by the Northern Sea Route in October this year.”

We have not been able to independently verify the claims or the footage.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 275th day of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 25th November, Russia had lost about 86,150 personnel, 2,899 tanks, 5,844 armoured combat vehicles, 1,895 artillery units, 395 multiple launch rocket systems, 209 air defence systems, 278 warplanes, 261 helicopters, 1,553 drones, 531 cruise missiles, 16 warships, 4,404 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 163 units of special equipment.

Russian newest diesel-electric submarine “Magadan” launches cruise missiles of the Caliber complex at sea and coastal targets from a submerged position in the Sea of Japan in undated footage. The Russian MoD released the footage on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.

Petro Kotin, the head of the Ukrainian nuclear power company Energoatom, has said that Moscow is risking a nuclear catastrophe after all of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants were disconnected from the main power grid for the first time in 40 years.

Kotin said: “There is a real danger of a nuclear and radiation catastrophe being caused by firing on the entire territory of Ukraine with Russian cruise and ballistic missiles, and a huge risk of damage to nuclear plants. Russia must answer for this shameful crime.”

Ukraine was expecting three of its nuclear power plants to be operational again by Thursday evening, according to Energy Minister German Galushchenko.

The Kyiv office for The Hague-based International Commission on Missing Persons has said that over 15,000 people have gone missing so far in the war.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has said that G7 Foreign Ministers will discuss during a meeting next week in Bucharest how to continue supporting Ukraine and ensure that it has a steady energy supply over the winter.

European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen said during a visit to Finland that the EU is putting in place a ninth sanctions package on Russia.

Russian newest diesel-electric submarine “Magadan” hits the target on land in the Khabarovsk Territory in Russia in undated footage. The Russian MoD released the footage on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Russia’s strategy of attempting to destroy Ukraine’s infrastructure would not weaken the country’s resolve to liberate all its territory that is currently occupied by Moscow, calling the conflict a “war of strength and resilience”.

Zelensky said on Thursday evening: “Together we endured nine months of full-scale war and Russia has not found a way to break us, and will not find one.”

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that Hungary would ratify Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership early next year. Hungary and Turkey are the only members of the Alliance who have yet to ratify their accession.

British Foreign Minister James Cleverly has said during a visit to Ukraine that the United Kingdom will pledge millions of pounds to help Kyiv throughout the winter.