A Russian official in annexed Crimea earlier accused Ukraine on Sunday of carrying out a drone attack on the Black Sea Fleet HQ ahead of planned celebrations to mark Navy Day.
He said Ukraine had decided to “spoil Navy Day for us”.
According to the latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine from the British Ministry of Defence, it’s just one of the latest setbacks for the Russians.
Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine – 2 August 2022
Find out more about the UK government's response: https://t.co/FSyH6saD22
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) August 2, 2022
“The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship RAZONI left the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa on 1 August, headed to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon loaded with 26,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain.
This marks the first grain shipment from a Ukrainian port since the invasion began, enabled by an agreement on a grain export transit corridor between Ukraine, Turkey, the UN, and Russia on 22 July.
The reported strike on Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol on Navy Day is the latest setback for the Black Sea Fleet in the five-month-old war against Ukraine, which included the loss of its flagship, the cruiser MOSKVA, in April 2022.
Following the reports of cancelled parades, it is unlikely that the Black Sea Fleet can manage high profile public events alongside its wartime activities.”
Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014.