Ukrainian forces carried out a missile attack on the port city of Feodosia in Crimea, said the commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Mykola Oleschuk. He reported that the Russian landing ship “Novocherkassk” was destroyed. The attack on the Russian ship was also confirmed by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Earlier, Sergei Aksyonov, the Russian governor of Crimea, said that the attack caused a fire in the port.
The commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, confirmed that Ukrainian defenders blew up a large Russian landing ship “Novocherkassk” in occupied Feodosia.
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“This time, the large landing ship ‘Novocherkassk’ is following the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation – the cruiser ‘Moscow’,” Oleshchuk wrote on Telegram, referring to sinking this cruiser in April 2022. He also posted a short recording of the moment of the explosion.
He added that “the Russian fleet is getting smaller!” He thanked the pilots of the Ukrainian Air Force and everyone involved in this action.
The Suspilne website writes that the Russian ship allegedly contained Iranian ammunition.
General Staff of the Armed Forces Ukraine he reported, however, that “on December 26, around 02:30, the tactical aviation of the Air Force attacked a large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation “Novocherkassk” in the area of Feodosia with cruise missiles.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Sergei Aksyonov, subordinate Russia Governor of Crimea, said that the Ukrainian attack led to a fire in the city port, which was immediately brought under control. “All relevant emergency services are on site,” Aksyonov reported earlier on Telegram, adding that residents of several houses near the site of the attack had been evacuated.
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