New aerial images from Maxar show a Russian landing ship destroyed by Ukrainian forces on March 24.The Pentagon claimed that the Russian army was using the ship to bring supplies to besieged Mariupol.The Ukrainian army confirmed on Thursday that it had destroyed the warship.Get a daily selection of our top stories based on your reading preferences.Loading Something is loading.
The Russian ship is an Alligator-class landing ship that was hit by Ukrainian forces on March 24.
The Pentagon on Friday said that the ship was offloading supplies for Russian troops currently besieging the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, according to The New York Times.
“The destroyed ship in Berdyansk could carry up to 20 tanks, 45 armored personnel carriers, and 400 paratroopers,” Anna Malyar, Ukraine’s deputy defense minister said on Thursday, according to The Times.”This is a huge target that was hit by our military.”
The first photo shows fire and smoke can be seen billowing from the ship, which is partially submerged.
Satellite images taken on March 25 show a Russian amphibious warship on fire in the port of Berdyansk after it was struck by Ukrainian forces on Match 24.Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies In the second photo, the bigger vantage point also shows a burning storage tank with white smoke coming out of it in the port..