Russia’s Defense Ministry said Sunday that it had destroyed a Ukrainian naval ship near Odessa in a rocket attack overnight, according to Reuters.
The ministry said in a statement that the missiles had hit a Project 1241 corvette, a class of Soviet missile ships with a NATO reference name, Tarantul.
The statement added that the Russian air force also shot down two Ukrainian SU-24 bombers and a Mi-24 helicopter over Fidonisi in the Black Sea at night.
He said a total of four Ukrainian warplanes, four helicopters and an attack boat had been destroyed in the past 24 hours.
Reuters could not independently verify the report and there was no immediate comment from Ukraine.