A Russian aircraft fired missiles at Odesa region, repeatedly hitting the Moldova-flagged Millennial Spirit tanker which drifts in the Black Sea without a crew.
ccording to Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman for the Head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration, “two Kh-31 missiles were launched from Su-30 aircraft during yet another airstrike at Odesa region. One missile hit the Millennial Spirit tanker, which drifts in the territorial sea without a crew and with the remains of diesel fuel on board”.
Currently, the remains of the cargo are probably being burned. At the time of the first hit, the ship was carrying over 500 tonnes of diesel fuel.
The second missile self-destructed over the sea, the Operational Command “South” informed.
Earlier in June, Ukrainian forces hit a Russian-operated drilling rig off the coast of Crimea for a second time over the weekend, Russian state media reported.
The jackup drilling rig Tavrida was hit by a Ukrainian missile, causing a 15-foot hole in the helipad, according to TASS.
No injuries were reported in this strike, unlike the previous round of attacks, a spokesperson for Crimea’s emergency services department said.
Tavrida is reportedly one of the three rigs targeted in an earlier Ukrainian missile strike on June 20. Three people were injured in the first attack and seven remain missing.
On the other hand, at the beginning of June, Ukrainian media published photos of a product tanker that was allegedly hit by cluster submunition and damaged. According to information, a single submunition hit the tanker Brentix towards the bow on the morning of June 1.