JUST IN: Ukrainian missile attack hits civilian Russian cargo ships in Sea of Azov.
TWO Russian civilian cargo ships were reportedly hit by a Ukrainian missile attack in the Sea of Azov, resulting in casualties, according to Russian news outlets TASS.
The Kuban border service also reported the incident in a statement.
“At 11 o’clock [local time] On February 24, 2022, the Russian civilian cargo ships SGV-FLOT and SERAPHIM SAROVSKIY were subjected to a missile attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the waters of the Sea of Azov. The rockets were fired from Mariupol,” the border service reported.
The Border Service reported that the missile attack damaged the cargo ship SGV-FLOT, resulting in a fire breaking out on board the ship, seriously injuring a crew member. The fires were extinguished by the crew and both ships continued their journey, the service said.
Ukraine has yet to respond to reports of the attack.
Some people on social media have accused Russia of propaganda with this report, citing that Ukraine is currently fighting Russian troops in the city of Kiev, which has been hit by an attack second wave of missile attacks.
Although not only Kiev has reported explosions.
At least 18 people have reportedly been killed in a rocket attack on Odessa in southern Ukraine. While a large explosion was reported in Dnipro, Ukraine.
NATO said air, land and sea forces will support Ukrainian forces on the country’s eastern flank after a request from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy world leader to provide defense assistance and protect the country’s airspace from Russia.
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