Russian invasion: Situation report day 569
September 15, 2023 - Ukraine has destroyed a Russian S-400 Triumf air defence system in Crimea a day after a missile attack hit a naval base in Sevastopol, causing significant damage to Russia’s Black Sea fleet.
Two vessels, the Rostov-na-Donu submarine and the landing ship Minsk, were hit while in dry docks at Sevmorzavod shipyard. The Rostov, one of four cruise missile capable subs, is believed to have suffered catastrophic damage and additionally could put the dry docks out of operation for months.
Following the arrest of a people trafficking ring in Havana supplying troops to fight in Ukraine, Cuba’s foreign minister has said it is illegal for Cuban citizens to act as mercenaries for Russia, contradicting an earlier statement by the Cuban ambassador in Moscow who had said Cuba is not against the legal participation of its citizens in Russia’s war in Ukraine.
President Zelensky is expected to meet U.S. president Joe Biden in Washington next week as Congress debates $24bn in humanitarian and military aid.