Ukraine said it struck the Russian-occupied port facilities in the Azov Sea city of Berdyansk, Thursday, setting off a large fire and destroying a Russian ship as the war entered its second month.
The port has become a major logistics hub for Russian forces. Footage from the area showed smoke billowing from the berthing area and Kyiv said the attack destroyed the Russian navy landing ship Orsk.
The attack in Berdyansk, nearly 100 miles from the main frontline in southern Ukraine outside the besieged Ukrainian port in Mariupol, is a sign Kyiv has retained significant military capabilities as it pursues a large-scale conventional war against Russian forces.
Russian officials didn’t immediately confirm the attack. Footage from Berdyansk shows other Russian vessels fleeing the port after the explosions.
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