Russia and Ukraine: Ukrainian forces claim to have destroyed a Russian warship in the busy port of Berdyansk

Warship of the Russian Navy destroyed Two other ships were damaged in the busy port of Berdyansk, according to Ukrainian sources.

The Ukrainian military released the footage early Thursday, claiming that Orsk ship wounded by their forces.

Details of the cause of the explosion and the fire on board the ship were not clear.

Berdyansk, which is located west of besieged city of Mariupol, It was taken four days after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Russia mentioned it He used this port as a base to transport equipment for his troops.

last week, Russian Army Television praised the Orsk’s arrival in Berdyansk as an “epic event”, After it was the first warship to dock there.

Drone footage of Russian state television journalist Murat Gazdiev showed an armored personnel carrier being lowered from the Orsk. The TV report indicated that these vehicles were reinforcements for the Russian forces.

Deputy Minister of Defense Hanna Mylar It was claimed on Ukrainian television that the army had wounded a “huge goal”Capable of transporting 20 tanks, 45 armored vehicles and 400 soldiers.

The BBC was unable to independently confirm these allegations. Earlier this week, Gazdeev, who works for Russia’s RT channel, reported that Ukrainian missiles repeatedly attacked the port of Berdyansk and that Russian anti-aircraft defense intercepted each missile.

Berdyansk has an important strategic value for Russiabecause it lies between Crimea and the besieged city of Mariupol, about 80 kilometers to the east, where an estimated 100,000 people still face Russian bombing.

Some civilians who managed to escape from Mariupol reached Berdyansk, and, according to the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, they will be transferred internally to the city of Zaporizhia.

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Residents staged protests against the Russian occupation of Berdyansk, and a video posted on social media this week shows soldiers beating protesters in an attempt to disperse the crowd.

Ukrainian officials said the attack on the Orsk had an impact symbolic added valueindicating that he may have participated in the original annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, citing as evidence some of the medals supposedly awarded to the ship’s captain and crew member.

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