War Games: More TNT-Packed Drones to Target Russian Ships After Putin Rains Down Deadly Bombs and Missiles on Civilians in Ukraine

war in ukraine drones target russian ships after putin rains down deadly bombs
Source: Mega

Aug. 9 2023, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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Ukraine announced that Russian ships present in the Black Sea, including oil tankers transporting millions of barrels of oil to Europe, are now legitimate targets for potential attacks.

The announcement came after Vladimir Putin ordered Russian bombs and missiles to be rained down on major sites in the Ukraine, sending civilians fleeing for safety, The Mirror reported. Officials said at least seven people were killed in Pokrovsk after the attack.

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On Aug. 5, a Ukrainian sea drone loaded with nearly 1,000 pounds of TNT blasted a hole in a Russian oil tanker, The Mirror reported.

The drone was able to hit the engine room, which disabled the 463-foot Sig in the Black Sea off Crime. The 11 crew members were unharmed, according to The Mirror.

Oleg Ustenko, economic advisor to President Volodymyr Zelensky, said, “Everything the Russians are moving back and forth on the Black Sea are our valid military targets.”

Ustenko said any action by Ukraine would be retaliation for Russia withdrawing from the UN-brokered Black Sea grain deal and unleashing missile attacks on agricultural stores and ports, The Mirror reported.

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Ustenko added, “This started with Russia blocking the grain corridor, threatening our vessels, destroying our ports. Our maritime infrastructure is under constant attack.”

According to The Mirror, two missiles hit Pokrovsk, the second hit coming as rescuers were searching for victims of the first.

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There were 30-plus civilians injured in the attacks, including two children, officials said. Homes, administrative buildings and a hotel were also damaged and destroyed.


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