Russian air strikes hit grain facilities
Russia hit Ukrainian port infrastructure and grain storage facilities in an overnight drone strike on the grain exporting district of Izmail, Ukrainian officials said yesterday.
Oleh Kiper, governor of the southern Odesa region, said a border checkpoint building, storage facilities and more than 30 trucks and cars were damaged.
The Ukrainian military said 26 of the 38 Iranian-made attack drones had been shot down.
Meanwhile, the Kremlin said yesterday that US supplies of long-range ATACMS missiles and Abrams tanks to Ukraine would not change the situation on the battlefield.
Russia's defence ministry yesterday published images showing the commander of its Black Sea fleet, one day after Ukraine claimed it had killed the high-ranking officer in a missile strike. Admiral Viktor Sokolov, in uniform, was show via video link taking part in a meeting that was presided over by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.