kyiv says it has partially repelled the Russian fleet in the Black Sea

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense claims that the Russian ships were pushed back more than 100 km from the coast.

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The naval battle continues. The Ukrainian army assured, Monday, June 6, to have pushed back the Russian fleet of a hundred kilometers from the Ukrainian coasts in the Black Sea, where the ships of Moscow organize since weeks a naval blockade. Unverifiable information from an independent source.

According to the ministry, Russian troops were consequently forced to deploy coastal defense systems in Crimea and the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson, which they occupy. They also sent reinforcements to Serpents’ Island, a small territory in the Black Sea that they conquered on the first day of the invasion.

“We have deprived the Russian fleet of full control of the northwestern part of the Black Sea, which has become a ‘grey zone'”, assured the ministry, adding that Moscow was currently trying to regain the upper hand. According to Kyiv, “the threat of Russian missile launches from the sea remains” however. Russian ships also continue to “block civil navigation” in this area, according to the same source.

The naval blockade of Ukrainian ports raises fears of a global food crisis, with grain exports from Ukraine blocked and world prices soaring. If Russia has an obvious naval superiority, the Ukrainian forces have claimed to have managed to sink several Russian ships since the beginning of the war, including in April the cruiser Moskva, the flagship of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea. Moscow claims for its part that this boat sank following an incident on board.

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