Russia has claimed that two civilian cargo ships were hit by missiles from the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Sea of Azov causing fires aboard one of them.
A fire started on board the oil cargo carrier SGV-FLOT, one of the two ships which were struck. The fire led to the ship being damaged and seriously injuring one the crew. By the efforts of the crew, the fire was extinguished, both ships continued to move.
“At 11 a.m. on February 24, 2022, in the Sea of Azov, Russian civilian cargo ships SGV-FLOT and SERAPHIM SAROVSKIY were subjected to a missile attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” RIA Novosti quoted a message from the border service.
“All commercial operations at Ukraine’s Sea ports have been suspended by order of the Ukrainian military, “Maritime information provider Dryad global reported today. The blocking of access to the Sea of Azov followed the commencement of operations within Ukraine by Russian Forces.
All commercial operations at Ukraine’s Sea ports have been suspended by order of the Ukrainian military.