Ukraine Claims to Have Destroyed Russian Warship in Port of Berdyansk

A Russian ship appears to have been attacked and possibly destroyed in the occupied Ukrainian port city of Berdyansk.

Footage showing the Orsk on Thursday, March 24, appears to confirm that is was hit by Ukrainian forces. The footage was posted by the Ukrainian military. It is unclear what caused the explosion and fire on the ship.

Russia has used the port as a base bring in equipment for its troops since it was seized days after the Russian invasion. Two other vessels were damaged.

Ukrainian TV reported that Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Malyar said the military had hit a “huge target” with the capacity to carry 20 tanks, 45 armored vehicles and 400 troops.