Ukrainian air offensive with guided missiles hits Russian ship in Crimean port | International

The Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged in a statement on Tuesday the Ukrainian attack on the port of Feodosia, Crimea, which “caused damage to the landing ship Novocherkassk”. The ship was damaged while “repelling an attack by the Ukrainian armed forces with guided missiles,” the military memo said. During an “air battle, Russian air defense systems destroyed two enemy Su-24 tactical aircraft,” which launched guided missiles at Novocherkassk“, noted the Russian army.

Shortly before, the local governor, Sergei Axionov, announced that at least one person had died and two others injured during a Ukrainian attack on the port of Feodosia, on the eastern coast of the peninsula illegally annexed by Russia in 2014. . “Unfortunately “Due to the enemy attack, we have one dead in Feodosia and two wounded,” Axionov said on Telegram. He added that six buildings were damaged following the attack, without giving further details.

Ukraine reported attack destroyed Russian ship Novocherkassk. “This time the big landing ship Novocherkassk follows the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, the Moscow, which was sunk in April 2022,” wrote the Commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Lieutenant General Mikola Oleschuk, on his Telegram channel. The serviceman welcomed the fact that the Russian fleet is “diminishing” and thanked the air force pilots and everyone involved in the operation.

The Ukrainian Air Force reported that the attack occurred around 02:30 (local time) when tactical aviation “attacked the large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation with cruise missiles. Novocherkassk“in the Feodosia region”, east of Crimea.

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