Siege of Izmail

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Siege of Izmail
Part of Russo–Turkish War of 1787–1792
Taking of Izmail.jpg
Alexey Kivshenko. The Siege of Izmail
Date December 22, 1789
Location Izmail (now Ukraine)
Result Decisive Russian victory
 Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders

Russian Empire Alexander Suvorov

Russia Spain José de Ribas
Ottoman Empire Aidos Mehmet Pasha
>500 guns
Black Sea flotilla
>200 guns
Casualties and losses
2,136 killed
3,214 wounded
1 brigantine
26,000 killed
9,000 captured

The Siege of Izmail was fought in 1790 on the Black Sea during the Russo-Turkish war of 1787–1792. The Russians were led by Alexander Suvorov, who had defeated the Ottomans at Kinburn, Ochakov, and Focsani. The Black Sea flotilla was commanded by the Spanish admiral José de Ribas. In March 1790, the Russians began besieging Izmail, which had a garrison of 35,000 soldiers and >200 guns. Surorvov had 31,000 troops and on the morning of December 21, 1790, the Russians began attacking the city. They bombarded Izmail until 3:00 A.M. And then stormed it at 5:30 A.M. The Russians advanced on the north, east, and west. The walls were weaker there than in other places, where it took Russian troops longer to attack. By 8:00 A.M. the Russians had entered the city. In total the Ottoman forces suffered >30,000 with the whole garrison being killed wounded or captured. The Russian forces suffered only 5350 casualties out of which 2136 were killed.

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