BTiP 2023, nr 3 – Artykuł 3

Maritime episodes of the Russian ‘special operation’ against Ukraine

Piotr Mickiewicz | University of Gdańsk
ORCID 0000-0002-3533-337X

Daniel D. Kasprzycki | University of Professional Education in Wrocław
ORCID 0000-0002-7412-3447

„Bezpieczeństwo. Teoria i Praktyka”, 3/2023, s. 41-55
DOI 10.48269/2451-0718-btip-2023-3-003
PDF: English

Abstract: Maritime operations during Russia’s ‘special operation’ against Ukraine were complementary to land operations. However, they played an important role in the process of isolating the country and limiting its export capabilities. Pointing to selected naval episodes and showing their political, operational, and tactical context, we indicated several features demonstrating the new dimension of naval force operations and the possibility of using missile armament and air weapons to effectively counter surface ship combat teams. The purpose of the study is to show the essential elements of the naval operations conducted as part of the ‘special operation’ against Ukraine, to identify its essential features and transformations in the use of combat potential.
Key words: naval forces, naval operations, naval force capability, Ukraine conflict