BRITISH missiles tore massive holes in the hull of a Russian submarine – in the first strike on a Kremlin sub since the end of WW2.
The first close-up pictures show two gaping holes in the top and side that the make the sub unusable.
Naval expert H I Sutton said the Kilo-class Rostov-on-Don was now an “ex-submarine”.
He said the photos appeared credible and showed the damage was “even worse” than previously thought.
They also destroyed a Ropucha-class landing ship designed to spew tanks and armoured vehicles onto beaches.
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Before and after satellite pics showed the vessels side-by-side in dry dock for repairs.
Most of the damage focused on the Ropucha-class Minsk.
The pictures emerged as Russia hit back with a deadly barrage of 30 drones yesterday.
Ukraine said it shot down 27 but three got though, with a one sparking an inferno at warehouse in Lviv.
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The head of Ukraine’s Air Force Lt Gen Oleshchuk had earlier hinted Storm Shadows were used when he said the Russians had endured a “storm”.
He added: “I thank the pilots of the Ukrainian Air Force for their wonderful work. There will be more.”