Russian Navy support ship looks undamaged

Recently built Russian naval auxiliary ship Vsevolod Bobrov (IMO 4726999) has returned safely to Sevastopol, without apparent signs of damage, US-backed media outlet Radio Svoboda has confirmed.

Last week two Ukrainian officials – Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman for the Odesa Regional Military Administration, and Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine – claimed, without providing any video evidence, that the Vsevolod Bobrov had been hit by a Ukrainian attack in the Black Sea and had caught fire, and that as a result it was “limping toward Sevastopol”.

However, photos recently uploaded by the Telegram channel of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet appeared to show the vessel from the starboard side, moored securely in Sebastopol, and without visible damage.

Separately, a timelapse security-camera video uploaded by a Russian-speaking user on May 14th (link below) appeared to show the Vsevolod Bobrov transiting to its berth, with no signs of damage.