29 Oct 2022

Russia says navy hit by ‘massive’ Ukraine boat drone attack

Culture Correspondent

Russia says it is pulling out of the deal allowing exports of grain from Ukraine, after claiming ships from its Black Sea Fleet were attacked in the occupied Crimean port of Sevastopol.

The Russian Defence Ministry accused Ukraine of carrying out a massive drone attack, and – without producing any evidence – alleged that British forces were involved.

The UK’s Ministry of Defence declared that Moscow was “peddling false claims of an epic scale”. While Kyiv said the Kremlin was using a “false pretext” to block the grain corridor.