Russian airstrikes hit command centres, troops, and ammunition depots of the Ukrainian forces, the Russian defence ministry announced on Sunday.
A spokesman for the Russian defence ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov, revealed that the Russian troops air-launched missiles that have targetted at least three command points and four ammunition depots in the Donbas region and southern region of Mykolaiv.
🇺🇦 Explosions from artillery strikes in Mykolaiv and its surroundings. pic.twitter.com/0OiZvcUG4y
— AZ OSINT (@AZmilitary1) May 21, 2022
“Rockets and artillery hit 583 areas where troops and Ukrainian military equipment amassed, 41 control points, 76 artillery and mortar units in firing positions, including three Grad batteries, as well as a Bukovel Ukrainian electronic warfare station near the settlement of Hannivka, Mykolaiv region,” Konashenkov said.
— Aleksandr (@b_boriso) May 22, 2022
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Moscow of blocking the export of 22m tonnes of food and has warned that an energy crisis would shortly follow a food crisis if the Russians did not remove the Black Sea ports blockade.
“Russia has blocked almost all ports and all, so to speak, maritime opportunities to export food – our grain, barley, sunflower and more. A lot of things,” Zelenskyy said. “There will be a crisis in the world. The second crisis was after the energy one, which was provoked by Russia. Now it will create a food crisis if we do not unblock the routes for Ukraine, do not help the countries of Africa, Europe, Asia, which need these food products.”