Russia on Saturday dismissed Ukraine’s declare it had broken a contemporary navy logistics ship within the Black Sea and confirmed pictures of what it mentioned was the vessel with no indicators of injury.
Navy authorities within the southern Odesa area mentioned on Thursday that Ukrainian naval forces had struck the Vsevolod Bobrov, setting it alight.
In an internet publish, the Russian defence ministry revealed pictures it mentioned had been taken of the ship on Saturday within the Crimean Black Sea port of Sevastopol.
“It’s now clear from the images that the ship is just not broken in any respect,” it mentioned.
Final month the missile cruiser Moskva, the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, sunk after catching hearth. Ukraine mentioned it hit the ship with a missile fired from the coast whereas Moscow blamed an ammunition explosion.