Putin’s internal circle ‘do not imagine Ukraine behind Moscow assault’ | EUROtoday

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Ukraine has sunk or disabled a 3rd of all Russian warships within the Black Sea, Dmytro Pletenchuk, Kyiv’s navy spokesman, mentioned.

Mr Pletenchuk’s feedback got here after Ukraine on Saturday “destroyed” the Kostiantyn Olshansky, a Russian touchdown ship, that was resting in port in Sevastopol. The ship was a part of the Ukrainian navy earlier than Russia captured it whereas annexing the Black Sea peninsula in 2014.

Kyiv beforehand introduced that two different touchdown ships of the identical sort, the Azov and the Yamal, have been additionally broken in Saturday’s Neptune missile strike, together with the Ivan Khurs intelligence ship.

Mr Pletenchuk pledged that Ukraine will proceed the strikes which have pressured Moscow to retreat to the jap Black Sea, stating: “Our ultimate goal is complete absence of military ships of the so-called Russian Federation in the Azov and Black Sea regions.”