5 Aug 2023

Ukraine claims drone hit on Russian oil tanker near Crimean bridge

Ukraine’s security services have warned that Russian ships in the Black Sea can no longer feel safe – after drone attacks on two major vessels in as many days.

Overnight, a large oil tanker was hit near the bridge linking Russia to illegally annexed Crimea, briefly halting traffic and ferries. Ukraine said it had now designated six Russian Black Sea ports as “war risk” areas.