Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

Russian ships are still launching strikes on Ukraine following the alleged assassination of the commander of Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet on Friday. Kyiv has claimed Admiral Viktor Sokolov and 33 other officers were killed in an attack on occupied Crimea on Friday, one of Kyiv’s boldest attacks yet.

But the Russian defense ministry published a video on Tuesday that appears to show Sokolov participating in a meeting with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and other Russian military leaders. CNN cannot confirm whether the man in the video is Sokolov, when the meeting took place or where was his video appearance filmed.

The Kremlin earlier on Tuesday refused to comment on the Ukrainian claim that Sokolov had been killed.

Here are some of the other latest developments from the war in Ukraine:

  • Danube River port strikes: Russian drone attacks hit Danube River port infrastructure and injured two truck drivers overnight, a Ukrainian military official said Tuesday. The strikes caused a ferry crossing point between Romania and Ukraine to suspend operations.
  • Odesa strikes: Russian strikes killed at least two people and caused “significant damage” to Odesa, Ukrainian officials said Monday. Moscow’s forces have repeatedly targeted the southern port city following the collapse of the Black Sea grain deal in July.
  • Kherson shelling: Russian attacks also killed at least six people and wounded five others in the southern Kherson region on Monday, Ukrainian officials said.
  • Abrams tanks: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday hailed the arrival of the first batch of US Abrams tanks in Ukraine. The tanks are a long-awaited capability for Ukraine and add a powerful ground component to troops who have already endured more than a year and a half of war.


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