Struck Missile Warehouse and Ukrainian Warship in Odessa Port: Kremlin after International Criticism

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Struck Missile Warehouse and Ukrainian Warship in Odessa Port: Kremlin after International Criticism
Russian missile strike in Odessa: file photo

The Russian military launched a strike with precision missiles on a Ukrainian ship and a warehouse containing U.S. made Harpoon missiles in the port of Odessa, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Coming just a day after Ukraine and Russia concluded a Turkey-brokered deal to transport grain from the port of Odessa, the missile attack has drawn widespread criticism from Ukraine and its allies.

"In the seaport of the city of Odessa, on the territory of a shipyard, sea-based high-precision long-range missiles destroyed a docked Ukrainian warship and a warehouse of Harpoon anti-ship missiles supplied by the United States to the Kyiv regime," ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said at a briefing on Sunday.

"The production facilities of the enterprise for the repair and modernization of the naval forces of Ukraine have also been disabled (as a result of the missile strike)," he added.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced Saturday's strike on the Odesa port — which came just one day after the warring sides struck a deal to resume exports from the facility — as "Russian barbarism."

Struck Missile Warehouse and Ukrainian Warship in Odessa Port: Kremlin after International Criticism
American-made M777 Howitzers destroyed in Ukraine: Russian MoD file photo

Ukrainian Electronic Warefare complex, M777 howitzers destroyed

The Russian military launched air strikes that destroyed US-made M777 howitzers in the Artemovsk region (DPR), as well as the Bukovel electronic warfare (EW) complex in the Nikolaev region, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

"In the area of ​​the town of Artyomovsk in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Russian air strikes destroyed two units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine up to a company, two M777 howitzers made by the United States, and in the area of ​​the city of Nikolaev, the Bukovel electronic warfare complex," Konashenkov said at a briefing on Sunday.

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