Satellite photographs reveal that the Moldovan oil ship “Millennial Spirit” is still burning in the Black Sea. Lt. Gen. Valery Zaluzhny of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported on Feb. 25 that a ship flying the Moldovan flag had been “damaged by a Russian ship” 12 miles (19 kilometres) south of the port of Yuzhny. The “Millennial Spirit,” according to the statement, is still being confirmed.
When the ship was damaged by a Russian missile, it was carrying 600 tonnes of fuel oil and diesel. Two crew members were critically injured in the hit, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.