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Russia Claims Destruction of Ukraine's 'Last Warship', Ukraine Declines to Comment


In a recent development from Moscow, the Russian defense ministry declared on Wednesday that their military forces had obliterated what they termed as the "final warship" of Ukraine. The attack, reportedly executed via a missile strike, took place two days prior in the port of Odesa.

As we compile our news updates, including the lowest-selling automobiles of 2023 and developments in Sweden, we observe the Ukrainian navy refraining from making any comments.


Igor Konashenkov, the Defense Ministry's spokesperson, stated during a daily war briefing that the Ukrainian navy's ultimate warship, named Yuriy Olefirenko, met its end in the Odesa port. According to Konashenkov, the warship was targeted with "high-precision weapons", his terminology for missiles, on May 29, but he abstained from providing additional details.


In response to these claims, Oleh Chalyk, representing the Ukrainian navy, refused to address any allegations made by Russia. He further added that the Ukrainian navy will keep information regarding any war losses confidential.

Ukrainian authorities revealed earlier this week that Russia had disabled five aircraft in a strike on a military target situated in western Ukraine. Additionally, a fire was ignited at the Black Sea port of Odesa following significant aerial attacks on Monday.


Additionally, the Russian defense ministry announced on Wednesday that their forces had displaced Ukrainian units from positions near Krasnohorivka and Yasynuvata settlements in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, an area Moscow alleges to have annexed.


The ministry further reported that intense combat persists in the region around Avdiivka, a substantial town situated between the two aforementioned settlements, which has been extensively destroyed in the ongoing months of warfare.

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Unknown member
Jun 13, 2023

I think it is amazing that Odessa has remained free.

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Unknown member
Jun 09, 2023

Funny I believe Ukraine sunk that ship march 2022. so Russia's great achievement is to sink a sunken ship? 😨

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Unknown member
Jun 02, 2023

Ships are targets. Big ships are bigger targets. Nowhere to hide and one missile, drone or torpedo can decommission or destroy them.

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Unknown member
Jun 13, 2023
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I don't think that ship contributed to the war effort.

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Unknown member
Jun 01, 2023

if i or anyone sensible believed anything that came out of the mouth of anything or anybody even remotely connected to the Kremlin, then i /we would also believe the moon was made of cheese, or Mickey Mouse was human! dearie me !! i`m not really sure why i wasted 5 mins of my life even replying to this latest load of bilge water!

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Jun 01, 2023

Question: we keep hearing that Russia has severely depleted its front-line ability to wage a ground war, yet they have 1.2 million in uniform in bases throughout Russia operating some very complicated and deadly assets, could those troops be reappropriated?

If the use of "oligarchs" to develop and maintain the military arsenal is recognized as rampant with grafting and corruption that fifth generation armor and sixth generation weapons systems are not reliable due to the use of poor quality materials; couldn't it be calculated the economic cost to damage inflicted vs the asset loss be sufficient to wreck terrible damage upon the "enemy's ability to make war?" Something the Allies was not always true thru they use of air superiorit…

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