Russia preparing for amphibious landing in south, says Ukraine’s General Staff

4 March 2022, 11:14 AM

Russia is preparing for an amphibious landing in the area of the southern towns of Zatoka and Chornomorsk in Odesa Oblast, Ukraine’s General Staff wrote on Facebook on March 4.

Russian landing formations are supported by a detachment of fire support ships and a missile boat strike group, the military reports.

“To suppress the anti-aircraft defense system of Ukraine on the Black Sea coast, Su-24M bombers were involved and the dropping of RBC-500 cluster bombs was recorded. Cover was provided by Su-30CM fighters,” reads the report.

Video of day

In the Black Sea, a naval group of Russian invaders has been deployed from naval bases with the task of striking the surface forces of a Ukrainian Navy formation.

At 0500 a.m. on Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a “military operation” against Ukraine.

Previously, the Russian government had repeatedly stated that it would not attack Ukraine, though it had been massing troops and military hardware to the Ukrainian borders for months.

The confrontation continues for the ninth day. Russia is advancing from the north, east and south, shelling peaceful cities from artillery and from the air.

On the night of March 4, a fire broke out at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as a result of shelling by the invading Russian forces.

Later, the State Emergency Service reported that parts of the complex were on fire. Firefighters could not start extinguishing the fire due to the ongoing shelling, and Russian forces penetrated the first power unit.

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