Russia: Russia’s Defence Ministry has said that a Ukrainian missile and two drones have been shot down near the coast of Crimea on Friday.
The statement came after the reports of explosions and smoke near the bridge connecting Crimea with Russia. The bridge has been attacked by Ukraine on several occasions.
Meanwhile, the first big ship carrying grain from a Ukrainian Black Sea port has set sail since Russia quit a grain exports deal in July.
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said, a ship today left the port Chornomorsk after loading 17,600 metric tons of Ukrainian wheat for Egypt.
According to media reports, it was the second of two bulk carriers to leave the port this week using what Kyiv calls a new temporary humanitarian corridor. The first one which left on Tuesday, was much smaller and tested the route with a cargo of just 3,000 tons.