British missiles caused significant damage to the Russian submarine’s hull, marking the first attack on a Kremlin sub since the conclusion of World War II.
The initial detailed images reveal two large openings on the top and side, rendering the submarine inoperable.
Naval specialist H I Sutton stated that the Rostov-on-Don, a Kilo-class submarine, is now classified as an inoperative vessel.
He stated that the pictures seemed believable and revealed that the destruction was even more severe than initially believed.
Last week, a series of Storm Shadow missiles successfully evaded Putin’s air defenses and targeted naval docks in Sevastopol, located in occupied Crimea.
A Ropucha-class landing ship, which was intended for deploying tanks and armored vehicles onto beaches, was also destroyed by them.
Images captured before and after using a satellite displayed the ships positioned next to each other in a dry dock while undergoing repairs.
The majority of the destruction targeted the Minsk, which is a Ropucha-class ship.
The images surfaced after Russia responded with a lethal attack of 30 unmanned aerial vehicles yesterday.
Ukraine reported that they downed 27 aircraft, but three were able to evade the attack. One of these planes caused a fire at a warehouse in Lviv.
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 expressed his gratitude to the pilots of the Ukrainian Air Force for their exceptional efforts and mentioned that there will be further achievements.