D.Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Oleksiy Arestovych has announced the sinking of the badly damaged Russian warship “Moscow” (“Moscow”) in the Black Sea. Where is “Moscow”? It sank, ”Arostovich wrote on Twitter and the Telegram on Thursday. However, this claim was not initially confirmed. Ukrainian national television picked up Arrestovich’s tweet.
However, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, the fire on the “Moscow” missile has been contained. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a Russian Black Sea Fleet. The warship will now be towed back to port and the crew will be housed on other ships. The most important weapons of the “Moskva” were not damaged and the ship was not in danger of sinking. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated.
According to Kiev sources, the main ship of the Russian Black Sea Navy was attacked by two Ukrainian Neptune missiles on Wednesday evening. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the damage to the ship, but only spoke about the fire and for no apparent reason. Moscow said the entire team was expelled.
According to conflicting reports, the missile struck the Russian-occupied island of Snake or the Sevastopol Bay on the annexed Crimean peninsula.
Arrestovich had previously spoken about “surprise” on YouTube in connection with the “primacy of the Russian Black Sea Navy”. The Russian ship Moscow caught fire.
An adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko said in a social media post that the warship had been hit by a Neptune missile. Ukrainian domestic development is limited to 280 km.
Ukrainian information has not yet been confirmed. However, the ammunition of one of Russia’s most important ships is unlikely to explode under the supervision of crew.
The “Moscow” with a length of more than 180 meters was launched in 1979 and came into service in 1983. In 2015, the TASS reported that a 510-person warship was stationed in the eastern Mediterranean to protect the Russian Hemimim air base in Syria.
The warship is said to have 16 P1000 Vulcan anti-ship missiles and a variety of weapons systems, including anti-submarine weapons.
At the beginning of the war, which took place about seven weeks ago, “Moscow” is said to have been involved in capturing the Ukrainian island snakes. Events around it received worldwide attention as “Moskva” was said to have told Ukrainian soldiers to surrender with the words “This is a Russian warship”. The soldiers are said to have responded: “Russian warship, uh … you!”
Two days ago, the Ukrainian Postal Service released a logo depicting the event and depicting “Moscow”.
According to their own reports, the Ukrainian armed forces also repulsed eight Russian attacks in the eastern part of Donetsk and Luhansk at night. “In particular, the Ukrainian guards destroyed an enemy tank, four armored vehicles and six vehicles,” the Ukrainian military said in a statement.
However, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky, more Russian military vehicles are moving into southeastern Ukraine. Zelenskyj says in his evening video speech that rocket, bomb and artillery attacks will continue by the attackers.
In addition, the Russians sought to mobilize Ukrainian settlers in temporarily occupied territories in the districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. “They are trying to bring people from the southern regions of our country into their ranks,” the president said.
In view of Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine, Great Britain expects more serious attacks on the civilian infrastructure of the region. “Throughout the conflict, urban centers have repeatedly faced ruthless Russian attacks,” Britain’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday. “The cities of Gramadorsk and Kostandinivka may be Russian targets for similar acts of violence.”
Kramatorsk is a regional center for the evacuation of war refugees. More than 50 people were killed in a rocket attack on the city’s railway station on Friday. Kostyantynivka is located south of Kramatorsk.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian sources say four civilians were killed in a Russian airstrike in Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine. At least ten people were injured, regional governor Oleg Sinekubo told the Telegram on Wednesday. The “invaders” again bombed the residential areas of Kharkiv.
Kharkiv, with a population of about 1.5 million, is the second largest city in Ukraine, about 40 kilometers from the Russian border. The city has been in fierce competition since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. So far, Russian troops have not been able to capture them.
Both the European Union and the United States are increasing their military support for Kiev, in view of the large-scale offensive expected by Russia in eastern Ukraine. The United States plans to provide Ukraine with a further $ 800 million in weapons and ammunition, including artillery, armored vehicles and helicopters.
After talks with Zelensky on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden said the government in Washington would continue to be equipped with the capability to defend Ukraine.
The US government has already pledged or provided $ 2.5 billion worth of weapons to Ukraine since the start of the Russian war of aggression in late February. Since the beginning of last year, US aid to Kiev has been about $ 3.2 billion.
Other NATO member states and allies have provided arms and equipment to Ukraine, including Britain and Germany. The European Union (EU) on Wednesday decided to supply another 500 million euros to Kiev for arms supplies.
“The Ukrainian military has used the weapons we provided them with catastrophic consequences,” Biden said. The supply of arms by the United States and its allies is crucial to Ukraine’s ability to withstand Russian aggression. “You helped with that [der russische Präsident Wladimir] Putin has failed in his original goals of capturing and controlling Ukraine.
The new deliveries are aimed at supporting Ukraine, especially in view of the large-scale Russian offensive in the eastern Donbass region. In addition to the weapons already provided, Ukraine will now be provided with additional capabilities, including artillery systems and armored vehicles. Ukraine also needs to get “extra helicopters” – the United States was the last to confirm the supply of helicopters before the war.
Exodus from East and South
The Ukrainian government has announced the reopening of escape routes from the port city of Mariupol and other competing areas in the east and south of the country. “Nine humanitarian corridors are planned today,” Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vareshchuk told the Telegram on Thursday. According to Ukrainian sources, the day before, evacuations were suspended for security reasons.
According to reports, the first escape corridor is to be set up between Mariupol and Zaporizhia. People from Berdyansk, Tokmak and Enerkodor will also be brought to Zaporizhia. Further escape routes are said to extend from Severdonetsk, Lysyczansk, Bopasna, Hirsch and Rubishne to Bakmut.
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