Russia announces the destruction of a Ukrainian warship near Odessa and the shooting down of two planes

The Russian Defense Ministry announced Sunday that it had destroyed a Ukrainian navy ship near Odessa in a missile strike during the night.

The ministry said its missiles hit a warship (Project 1241), a type of Soviet missile ship called Tarantol by NATO.

The ministry said its air defenses shot down two Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-24 bombers and a Mi-24 helicopter over Snake Island, or Snake, in the Black Sea last night.

He added that four Ukrainian warplanes, four helicopters and one attack ship were destroyed in total in the last 24 hours.