The port of the Ukrainian city of Izmail was hit by Russian airstrikes last night, Oleg Kiper, the regional governor of Odesa region, said, quoted by Reuters, BTA reported.
Izmail is one of Ukraine’s Danube ports that play an important role in the export of Ukrainian grain via routes alternative to the Black Sea.
In the Russian attack that night, which lasted more than two hours, two people were injured and damage was caused to port infrastructure, warehouses and more than 30 trucks and cars, Kiper informed on the communication application “Telegram”.
Ukraine’s armed forces said they shot down 26 of 38 Iranian-made drones that Ukraine says were launched by Russia. Moscow has stepped up its airstrikes on Ukrainian ports on the Danube River, including Izmail and Reni, after withdrawing in July from a grain deal that guaranteed Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea, Reuters noted.
A Russian missile strike hit an enterprise in the southern Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih, the city’s mayor, Oleksandr Vilkul, said. There are currently no reports of casualties. Reuters notes that it has not been able to confirm the information from an independent source and that there is currently no statement from the Russian side.
As a result of a Ukrainian drone attack on Russia’s Kursk region, the power supply was cut off in seven settlements in the region, regional governor Roman Starovoit said today, quoted by Reuters. Starovoit specified that there was no information about the injured.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that around 05:30 local time, air defense systems shot down a Ukrainian drone over the Kursk region, Reuters notes.