Sources in the Odessa region say that along with the Russian ship, Ukrainian forces were able to shoot down a Russian spy drone in the same area of the Black Sea.
Ukrainian anti-aircraft defenses fired a missile at Boltaba, where Russian attacks last month destroyed a refinery in the same area, the Ukrainianform portal recalled.
Ukrainian civil servants declared fierce fighting in different parts of the Donbass this morning, although according to the source, eight attacks on two separatist areas in the east of the country, Donetsk and Lukansk, were repulsed.
Kyiv has said that the Russian siege on the Azovstel steelworks continues, and that Ukrainian troops from Mariupol are opposed and that Russia wants to march on May 9, the day of Nazi Germany’s victory.
From Mariúpol, another 50 civilians were evacuated yesterday. Two days ago, Ukrainian sources confirmed that the first Russian troops had already entered the industrial complex, where several hundred civilians and an undecided number of Ukrainian soldiers were still refugees.