Tension As Drone Attack On Russian Fleet Leaves Over 5 Dead

Tension As Drone Attack On Russian Fleet Leaves Over 5 Dead
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Tension is brewing currently after a drone attack on the Russian fleet in the Crimean port of Sebastopol on Sunday left no fewer than five people, the Russian-annexed city’s mayor Mikhail Razvozhayev disclosed.

‘This morning, Ukrainian nationalists decided to spoil the Day of the Russian Fleet’ being celebrated on Sunday, he said on Telegram, adding that five people, including employees of the army staff, had been wounded.

All festivities had been ‘cancelled for security reasons’, he said, asking residents of the city to remain indoors ‘if possible’.

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Huge celebrations are due to take place in Russia, including a naval parade in Saint Petersburg that will be attended by President Vladimir Putin.

Africa Daily News, New York reports that Ukrainian forces have in recent weeks retaken territory seized by Russian forces since their February 24 invasion.

On Wednesday, Ukrainian strikes partially destroyed a major bridge in the city of Kherson, occupied by Russian forces.

It has also been reported that fighting has continued elsewhere in Ukraine.

The mayor of the major port city of Mykolaiv, Vitaliy Kim, said shelling killed one of Ukraine’s richest men, Oleksiy Vadatursky, and his wife

In the Sumy region in Ukraine’s north, near the Russian border, shelling killed one person, the regional administration said while three people have died in attacks over the past day in the Donetsk region, which is partly under the control of Russian separatist forces, said governor Pavlo Kyrylenko.

In another report, while reacting to the recent strike on a prison, the cities of Moscow and Kyiv have on Friday traded serious accusations on each other on who is responsible for the bombing of a jail which had been holding Ukrainian prisoners of war in Russian-held territory, with Russia reiterating that 40 prisoners and eight prison staff were killed.

Africa Daily News, New York

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