Ukraine’s Armed Forces Strategic Communications Directorate published the information on the Telegram app along with a video showing an apparent airstrike
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A Russian tugboat bringing soldiers and weapons to Snake Island was reportedly hit by Ukrainian missiles.
Kyiv claims it hit the naval vessel in the Black Sea with two Harpoon missiles.
It is the first time that Ukrainian forces have reportedly hit a Russian ship with the missiles supplied by the West.
The ship Vasyl Bekh was attacked at 4 a.m. while transporting soldiers, weapons and ammunition to the island.
Its Tor anti-aircraft missile system failed to stop the attack.
However, it has also been speculated that either a British-supplied Brimstone missile or a ship-based anti-missile defense system was used.
Ukraine’s Armed Forces Strategic Communications Directorate published the information on the Telegram app along with a video showing an apparent airstrike.
According to reports, the tugboat, officially named SB 739 SPASATEL BEKH, was not sunk during the Black Sea strike.
The tug apparently stayed afloat and was evacuated for repairs after significant damage.
The strike was originally claimed by Maxim Marchenko, the head of the Odessa Regional War Department.
Although the Ukrainian Navy subsequently deleted the video from its Twitter account.
The Vasyl Bekh has served in the Russian Black Sea Fleet since 2017.
In February, on Snake Island, Ukrainian border guard Roman Hrybov radioed “Russian warship, fuck off!” to the menacing missile cruiser Moskva, later sunk by the Ukrainians.
Russian missiles are seen hitting “residential buildings and infrastructure” in a Russian attack on the strategic Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv today.
One person was reportedly killed and six injured, including a child.
Rescue efforts were underway.
It comes after it was claimed that Russia’s Vladimir Putin’s refusal to voice criticism of his tactics in the war mirrored the downfall of his fellow-in-war Adolf Hitler.
Hitler died in a bunker in 1945 after refusing to back down when Nazi Germany began losing the war – a culmination of poor tactical decisions and not listening to his advisers.
Now, Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George’s University of London told The Mirror that this was typical of a mad dictator and he believes “Hitler’s final days were incredibly similar”.
He continues: “It’s the rejection of criticism and most of all the feeling that you’re right and everyone else is completely wrong.
“Had Hitler listened to the advice of his generals and advisors, he would not have made so many terrible mistakes that resulted in the loss of the war.”
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