Russia says it has destroyed Ukraine’s ‘last warship’ and evacuated children from border areas due to shelling

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The Russian military said on Wednesday destroyed the last great warship of the Ukrainian navy, which was anchored in the port of Odessa, in the south of the country.

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“On May 29, a high-precision attack by the Russian air force on the anchorage area in the port of Odessa destroyed the last warship of the Ukrainian navy, the ‘Yuri Olefirenko’,” the Russian military said in its declaration. .

Meanwhile, the Russian authorities have announced this they started evacuating the children of some border areas with Ukraine, subject to intense bombing for a few days.

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A view shows ammunition shells on a damaged road after what was said to be a shelling by Ukrainian forces in the course of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.  Reuters photo.

A view shows ammunition shells on a damaged road after what was said to be a shelling by Ukrainian forces in the course of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Reuters photo.

“As of today we are evacuating our children from Shebekinskii and Graivoronskii districts,” Belgorod region governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said.

“A first group will be sent today to Voronej”, a city located about 250 kilometers further north-east.

Also in the Belgorod region several armed men entered from Ukraine last week. This raid shocked Russia and illustrated Moscow’s difficulties in securing its border.

Since, several areas of this region are targeted by intense mortar fire and artillery and drone strikes, according to local authorities.

A view shows destroyed vehicles after what was said to be a bombing raid by Ukrainian forces during the Russo-Ukrainian conflict.  Reuters photo.

A view shows destroyed vehicles after what was said to be a bombing raid by Ukrainian forces during the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. Reuters photo.

Gladkov said four people were injured in a “massive” attack on the town of Shebekino on Tuesday night. “The situation is getting worse,” he said.

He said more than 260 shells fell in the Belgorod region on Tuesday.

Gladkov announced on Tuesday night that one person had been killed and two injured after a Ukrainian shelling of a center for internally displaced people.

In the last weeks bombings and raids on Russia multiplied. Kyiv says it is preparing a major counter-offensive to push Russian forces back from the territories it occupies in Ukraine.

Further south, in Ilsky in Russia’s Krasnodar region, a drone crashed inside the perimeter of an oil refinery on Wednesday, causing no casualties or damage, local authorities said.

This same refinery was the target of two drone strikes in early May that caused fires.

The Russian capital, Moscow, was targeted early Tuesday by an unprecedented drone strike that slightly injured two people and caused minor damage, according to authorities.

Source: Clarin

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