Ukraine hit a Russian ship carrying soldiers and supplies between Sevastopol, Crimea, and Snake Island, in the Black Sea, with missiles donated by Western countries.
The island is important because, through it, it is possible to dominate the approach to and departure from the port of Odessa, in the south of the country.
The other operations center is in Kaliningrad, an isolated Russian territory.
Kaliningrad is home to nearly 1 million Russians, connected to the rest of the country by a rail link through Lithuania, a member of the European Union and the Western military alliance North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Lithuania has closed the route for transporting steel and other ferrous metals, saying it is obliged to do so under EU sanctions that took effect on Saturday.
According to the international analyst at CNN Lourival Sant’Anna, the NATO meeting next Wednesday (29), in Madrid, will have the discussion of a new division of the army between the Baltic countries, with 20 to 25 thousand soldiers, for defense. The proposal comes from Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas.
Source: CNN Brasil