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Ukraine attacked near Russia’s second largest nuclear plant

Ukraine attacked near Russia’s second largest nuclear plant

Russian warships in the Black Sea will conduct missile launch exercises in July 2023 - Photo: AFP

Russian warships in the Black Sea will conduct missile launch exercises in July 2023 – Photo: AFP

Russia shot down four ships carrying Ukrainian troops in the Black Sea

The Reuters news agency on September 4 said Moscow announced that its navy has just shot down four military ships Ukraine in the Black Sea.

“A naval combat aircraft over the Black Sea destroyed four US-made ‘Willard Sea Force’ high-speed military vessels. These vessels were carrying troop groups of the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement in Telegram.

According to the ministry, the ships were shot down while “heading towards Cape Tarkhankut along the Crimean coast.”

This is the second time that Russia has announced the destruction of a Ukrainian military ship in the Black Sea last week. Earlier, on August 30, Moscow said it had defeated group of military ships carrying 50 soldiers.

Furthermore, on the morning of September 4, the Russian Defense Ministry also confirmed that it had successfully prevented another attack by Ukraine in the Black Sea.

“Many Ukrainian drones were destroyed in the sky over the Black Sea near the Crimean peninsula,” the ministry said.

Ukraine continues to attack the Kursk region

The war situation was also tense inside, with The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that it had successfully prevented two Ukrainian attacks in the Kursk region on the afternoon of September 3 and in the early morning of September 4.

In it, the governor of the Kursk region, Roman Starovoit, claimed that the attack on the night of September 3 targeted the city of Kurchatov, which is only 4 kilometers from Russia’s second largest Kursk nuclear power plant. .

However, the attack did not affect the plant. Instead, debris from the downed drone set a building on fire.

Starovoit did not specify which building was attacked, but several news sites with good relations with the Russian authorities confirmed that it was the building of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).

Then, around 1 am on September 4 (local time), the Russian army in the Kursk region continued to shoot down two more drones flying in this area.

Russia attacked the Ukrainian port just before Putin met the Turkish president.

The grain warehouse in the Odessa region is said to have been attacked by Russia on August 16 - Photo: REUTERS

The grain warehouse in the Odessa region is said to have been attacked by Russia on August 16 – Photo: REUTERS

Going in the opposite direction, Ukrainian officials also accused Russia of launching a nighttime airstrike against the port of Izmail, one of the two main grain export ports on the Danube river in the Odessa region.

Odessa Governor Oleh Kiper said 17 drones were shot down, but several more hit their targets. Many warehouses, production facilities and farm machinery were badly damaged.

Earlier, the Ukrainian air force asked people living near the port to seek shelter. So far no human damage has been reported.

The attack came on the eve of a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the resumption. Black Sea Grain Agreementit is scheduled to take place on the same day.

Neither Russia nor Ukraine have commented on the reports.

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