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Military briefing: Ukraine seeks way to break Russia’s Black Sea blockade

By John Paul Rathbone in London and Ben Hall in Kyiv

20 May 2022 · 4 min read

The sky above the Ukrainian city of Lviv lit up in the early hours of Tuesday after a volley of precision missiles fired from Russian vessels in the Black Sea destroyed a nearby weapons depot.

The strikes, just 40km from the Polish border, were an explosive reminder of the threat posed by Russia’s naval forces despite the high-profile loss of the cruiser Moskva, flagship of its Black Sea fleet.

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