Ukraine’s military has said it has destroyed a Russian landing ship stationed in the Crimean port city of Feodosia, with video footage showing an extensive fire in the port area.
The air force said it struck the Novocherkassk navy ship, which was stationed in Crimean waters controlled by Russia.
“The fleet in Russia is getting smaller and smaller! Thanks to the air force pilots and everyone involved for the filigree work!” the commander of Ukraine’s air force, Mykola Oleshchuk, said on the Telegram messaging app.
Footage circulating on several Russian news outlets on Telegram showed powerful explosions and fires over a port area.
An unverified daytime photograph, which Russian prowar bloggers said showed the ship’s remains, depicted a charred, extended clump of debris emerging out of the water by a dock.
Russia’s defence ministry said in a statement that the Novocherkassk landing ship was “damaged” by Ukrainian guided missiles launched by aircraft, adding that one person was killed and two injured in the attack. [Continue reading…]