“The processes related to the return of our territory will continue in the future. There are indications that today Russian troops for some reason removed 3 large amphibious assault ships from the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov” – Mr. Platenchuk told.
The landing ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet was so badly damaged that it could not be repaired. Photo: Photo: Krymsky waiter
A Ukrainian navy spokesman said the large Russian landing ship that was attacked earlier in Sevastopol could not be repaired due to heavy damage.
Mr Platenchuk also revealed that this large amphibious ship had taken part in an operation called “Syrian Express” to provide weapons and personnel and solve logistics problems for Russian forces in Syria.
2 grain ships headed to Ukrainian port
Two ships carrying grain are still headed to Ukrainian ports despite previous Russian warnings.
reuters Two cargo ships are arriving at the country’s ports, becoming the first ships to use a floating corridor in the Black Sea to transport grain to African and African markets, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kublyakov said on September 16. Are. Asia.
“The Palau flag-flying cargo ships Resilient Africa and Aruit are headed to Ukrainian ports via the Black Sea to receive about 20,000 tons of wheat for Africa and Asia,” Deputy Prime Minister Kubravkov said.
Maritime data shows that both ships were sailing on routes in the Northern Black Sea.
The cargo ship Aroyet flying the Palau flag on its way to Chornomorsk port to load Ukrainian grain on September 16. Photo: Reuters
Earlier, Russia had announced that it would consider any ship heading towards Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea as a military target and capable of carrying weapons. In August, the Russian Navy fired on a cargo ship after it stopped it for inspection.
Moscow has recently frequently raided Ukraine’s grain export infrastructure, following the collapse of the Black Sea grain agreement brokered by the United Nations and Turkey.
Ukraine also last month unilaterally opened a “humanitarian corridor” in the Black Sea to allow ships stranded in the country’s ports to leave from February 2022. So far 5 ships have left Odessa (Ukraine) port through this corridor.