There is a possibility that a Russian anti-radar missile could hit a civilian ship, according to UK officials.
The British Ministry of Defense reported that a civilian cargo ship flying the Liberian flag was struck by a Russian anti-radar missile, most likely an AS-17 Krypton, at Pivdennyi port in Odesa, Ukraine. This resulted in the death of a harbor pilot and injuries to three crew members and a port worker.
The Ukraine Infrastructure Ministry stated that the ship was loading iron ore cargo bound for China, a country allied with Russia.
The daily report on Ukraine from the ministry stated that a missile was possibly being aimed at Ukrainian military radars in the region. The ministry noted that there was no active military radar signal in the area, increasing the chance that the missile may have instead targeted the civilian ship’s radar. If this was the case, it would demonstrate inadequate weapon usage tactics by the Russian pilot.
According to the British Defense Ministry’s daily intelligence report on the situation in Ukraine, Russia’s invasion has stretched its domestic military resources and is putting pressure on their ability to maintain basic defenses across their large territory.
The ministry announced that after examining recent reports regarding the disappearance of multiple Russian SA-21 long range surface to air missile (SAM) systems, it appears that in order to maintain surveillance over Ukraine, Russia will probably have to regularly reassign SAMs that are typically used to safeguard faraway regions of Russia.
According to the daily report from Britain, long-range surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) such as the SA-21 have the capability to reach targets as far as 400 kilometers. These SA-21s are strategically positioned throughout Russia, even along its borders. The British ministry stated that removing these missiles would likely decrease Russia’s air defense preparedness on its outer edges.
According to the ministry, if Russia were to relocate any SAM systems, it would serve as another example of how their military is being stretched thin due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
In his daily speech, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that 89 Ukrainian citizens have been successfully saved from Gaza.
During a discussion with the president of Indonesia, the president mentioned the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.
In his speech, Zelenskyy stressed the crucial need to safeguard as many civilians as possible and prevent the Middle East conflict from causing a complete breakdown of global stability. He emphasized that security and peace are essential for everyone.
President Zelenskyy stated that he and President Widodo had a conversation about the issue of global food security and Ukraine’s export routes for maritime trade. Zelenskyy emphasized that these routes have been a significant achievement for Ukraine and contribute to the safety and stability of both Ukraine and the international community.
Russia is increasing its attack on the town of Avdiika in eastern Ukraine. The country has been targeting the Donetsk and Luhansk regions since its initial invasion, which occurred after its attempt to take over Kyiv was unsuccessful. Avdiika, which is located 20 kilometers to the east of Donetsk, serves as a gateway to the city and has been under Russian attack since mid-October.
The leader of Avdiika’s military government reported that Russian troops were bombarding the region, but their foot soldiers were unable to advance due to the soggy terrain caused by heavy rainfall over the past few days.
According to a report released Thursday evening, Ukraine’s General Staff successfully defended against 11 attacks in the Avdiika area, 15 in the nearby Maryinka sector, and 22 in Bakhmut.
Reuters provided some information for this report.