Kyiv says hit two large Russian ships in strikes on Crimea

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The Ukrainian military said it hit two large Russian landing ships, a communications center and other infrastructure used by the Russian navy in the Black Sea during strikes on the annexed Crimean Peninsula early on Sunday.

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The statement did not say how it hit the targets, but a Moscow-installed official in the region reported a major Ukrainian air attack and said air defenses had shot down more than 10 missiles over the Crimean port of Sevastopol.

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“The defense forces of Ukraine successfully hit the Azov and Yamal large landing ships, a communications center and also several infrastructure facilities of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in temporarily occupied Crimea,” Ukraine’s military said.

Reuters could not immediately verify the extent of any damage.

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