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Ukraine destroys two Russian ships, closes many seaports

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According to the Guardian newspaper, Ukraine’s Chief of the General Staff Valeriy Zaluzhniy wrote on the Telegram app as follows: “Early this morning, two Russian Raptor-class patrol boats were destroyed near Zmiinyi (Snake Island) island.”

Currently, Russia has not responded to this information.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Agriculture today said that Ukraine has officially closed four seaports in the Black Sea and Sea of ​​Azov, which are under the control of Russian troops. The seaports of Mariupol, Berdiansk and Skadovsk in the Sea of ​​Azov and the port of Kherson in the Black Sea are closed until Ukraine restores control in these places, the ministry said in a statement, the ministry said in a statement.

The announcement stated: “The imposition of the closure measure resulted from the inability to serve ships and passengers, transfer cargo and other related economic activities, and to fail to ensure an appropriate level of safety for the passengers. moving”.

All Ukrainian seaports are closed due to Russian attack in the country at the end of February. Russian forces took control of many ports and blockaded other Ukrainian ports.

Ukraine’s president said the country could lose tens of millions of tons of grain due to Russia’s control of shipping operations in the Black Sea, triggering a food crisis that could affect Europe, Asia and Europe. Fly. “Russia doesn’t let ships in or out, they control the Black Sea. Moscow wants to completely block off Ukraine’s economy,” Zelensky said.

Ukraine, a major producer of agricultural commodities, usually exports most of its goods by sea. However, they had to turn to export by rail, across the western border or through the small ports of the Danube.

Russia today said it shot down a Ukrainian Mig-26 fighter jet near Sloviansk, eastern Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry said that it had hit 38 targets in Ukraine, including ammunition depots and control centers. However, according to Reuters, it is not possible to independently confirm the information given by Russia.

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