Ukraine hits a Russian ship – level 3

01-01-2024 07:00

Ukraine launched a cruise missile attack on a large Russian landing warship in Crimea, damaging the vessel and killing at least one person.

The Novocherkassk ship, crucial for potential Russian operations along the Black Sea coast, was targeted in the port of Feodosia. The Russian defense ministry confirmed the attack and suggested the ship might struggle to re-enter service. Both nations have been engaged in conflict since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Ukraine, using air-launched cruise missiles, inflicted significant damage, hindering Russian attempts to expand its territorial control.

The incident underscores the ongoing tensions between the two countries, with Ukraine successfully launching attacks on key Russian assets in Crimea.

Difficult words: inflict (to cause someone or something to experience something unpleasant), hinder (to make something difficult happen), underscore (to emphasize the importance of).

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