Russian missile hits Turkish vessel in the port of Kherson

26 January, 11:49 AM
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A fire broke out on board of a Turkish vessel named Tuzla during a Russian missile attack in the evening of Jan. 24, and there was also strong explosion on board, the Reuters news agency has reported.

Maritime security company Ambrey told the agency that fire occurred on the bridge of the ship, which is moored in Kherson, while the crew wasn't onboard.

According to Reuters, a Russian missile hit the ship.

The Tuzla has been stuck in the port of Kherson since the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion in February, 2022.

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Reuters' source said that twelve Turkish vessels are stuck in Ukrainian ports as they are not covered by "the grain deal" that broke Russia’s naval blockade of Ukraine and allowed the shipment of grain from the country to resume.

"There was an attack yesterday night, most probably on the port, and an explosive charge seems to have hit the ship. Turkish ships in Kherson are manned by a skeleton crew so there are no injuries or casualties," the anonymous source told Reuters.

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