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Russian naval ship in Crimea broken in airstrike by Ukrainian forces: Russian Defense Ministry


A dated picture of Russian Navy’s massive touchdown ship Novocherkassk from April 12, 2021.
| Photo Credit: Reuters

A Russian naval ship in Crimea was broken in an airstrike by Ukrainian forces, Russia’s Defense Ministry mentioned Tuesday.

The touchdown ship Novocherkassk was hit at a base within the metropolis of Feodosia by plane-launched guided missiles, the ministry mentioned, including that two Ukrainian fighter jets had been destroyed by anti-aircraft hearth through the assault.

Over the previous a number of months, Ukrainian forces have performed assaults round Crimea, principally with sea drones. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy credit these assaults with permitting Ukraine to revive navigation within the Black Sea and permitting the export of hundreds of thousands of tons of grain.

There was no fast report of how dangerous the Russian ship was broken, however movies circulating on Ukrainian channels confirmed an intensive hearth within the port space.

“The Russian fleet has become smaller,” Ukrainian air power Cmdr. Mykola Oleschuk mentioned in a mocking message on the Telegram app. He urged Russians to depart Crimea — which Russia annexed in 2014 — “while it’s not too late.”

The air power didn’t say whether or not any of its planes had been shot down within the assault.

A abstract from the Ukrainian presidential workplace Tuesday mentioned Russia launched 18 drones towards the Odesa and Mykolaiv areas, 13 of which had been shot down, over the previous day. The remaining drones brought on infrastructure injury, however no casualties had been reported, the abstract mentioned.

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