The official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov said earlier that American unmanned aerial vehicles could direct Ukrainian boats to the ships of the Black Sea Fleet in battle near the island of Zmeiny.

The U.S. Department of Defense claims that American troops did not provide any support to the Ukrainian actors during their attack on the ships of the Black Sea Fleet in the battle near the island of Zmeiny.

“The claims of the Russian side that the United States was somehow involved in the naval operations of Ukraine near the island of Zmeiny are false. We did not provide support in terms of intelligence and surveillance or any other support,” Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby wrote on his Twitter page on Saturday.

Earlier, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov told reporters that American unmanned aerial vehicles could direct Ukrainian boats to the ships of the Black Sea Fleet in battle near the island of Zmeiny.