Oorlogssituatie Oekraïne – dag 68
May 2, 2022 - A Ukrainian Bayraktar drone destroyed two Russian Raptor-class patrol ships near Snake Island in the Black Sea on Monday, Ukraine’s military chief said. Moscow is yet to respond to the claim.
Unverified drone footage released by the Ukrainian military appears to show two ships being targeted by missiles from the air while on patrol in the Black Sea.
In the south, an operation to bring civilians out of the devastated Ukrainian port city of Mariupol is underway but hundreds of people remained trapped in the Azovstal steel plant, the last stronghold of resistance to the Russian siege.
Two explosions took place early on Monday in Belgorod, the southern Russian region bordering Ukraine. The cause of the blasts was not immediately clear but the Kremlin has accused Ukraine of making cross-border attacks. Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of Belgorod, said there were no casualties or damage.
Meanwhile, a Ukrainian strike on a Russian command post in the city of Izyum kills senior officers soon after visit by Russian Chief of Staff, General Valery Gerasimov.