Russia plans to use a stolen Ukrainian icebreaker
In winter, the invaders plan to use the Ukrainian icebreaker “Captain Bilousov” to take ships to the temporarily occupied port of Mariupol.
In the port of Mariupol, the occupiers held a meeting during which a number of decisions were made, rosZMI writes.
Thus, the icebreaker “Captain Bilousov” and the ice-class tugs “Captain Markin” and “Captain Merkulov”, which belong to Ukraine, are planned to be used to carry out the passage of ships in the winter of 2023-2024.
For this purpose, a batch of diesel fuel was brought from the Russian Federation in October-November.
As previously reported by USM, at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Russians fired an icebreaker at the “Captain Bilousov” in the seaport of Mariupol.