It has been more than fifty days since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine. In his nightly video address, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised the Ukrainian people for surviving so long under relentless attack. Ukraine is also claiming a victory in its efforts to repel Russian forces at sea.
Russia’s military has confirmed that its main warship in the Black Sea, the Moskva, sank while being towed back to port in stormy weather. Moscow says the ship suffered a fire and explosion. But Ukraine says the damage was caused by its missiles hitting the vessel on Wednesday off the port of Odesa.
The loss of the warship is a setback for Russia, and a symbolic victory for Ukraine, which Zelenskyy picked up on in his address.