Ukrainian Navy targets ferry crossing and oil terminal in Russian Port Kavkaz

Aftermath of an attack on terminals in Krasnodar Krai
Aftermath of an attack on terminals in Krasnodar Krai

A Ukrainian Navy targeted a ferry crossing and an oil terminal at Port Kavkaz in Russia's Krasnodar Krai, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) reported on May 31.

The strike took place the night after a series of precise attacks by the AFU disabled ferries at the Kerch Strait ferry crossing in Russian-occupied Crimea. These ferries operated routes to Port Kavkaz and were used for Russian military logistics.

The attack on the oil terminal near Port Kavkaz involved multiple Ukrainian-made missiles launched from a Neptune coastal missile system, the report said.

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"Objective control results confirmed explosions at the targeted locations. The accuracy of the strikes is being further assessed," the General Staff stated.

The operation was coordinated with other AFU units.

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Russian air defense systems failed to intercept the missiles aimed at the logistics and supply facilities used by the Russian military, the General Staff noted.

The Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, citing local authorities, reported that overnight on May 31 an oil depot in the Temryuk district of Krasnodar Krai caught fire following a massive drone attack.

Initially, the Russians claimed that three tanks containing oil products caught fire during the strike. Governor Veniamin Kondratyev stated that there were casualties among the oil depot workers.

The Telegram channel Krymsky Veter later reported that the fire started at Port Kavkaz. This oil depot supplies fuel to Russian forces in the seized Crimea, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.

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