On Monday morning, March 21, two enemy vessels became visible on a long-distance raid off the port of Odesa and then opened indiscriminate fire. The artillery of the Armed Forces opened fire in response and drove them away from the coast.
Serhiy Bratchuk, a spokesman of the operational headquarters of the Odesa Regional Military Administration, informed this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.
According to him, the enemy is trying to put pressure psychologically. As they can’t invade Ukraine, they continue chaotic shelling, Bratchuk said.
He also added that approaching of these Russian vessels to the Ukrainian coast is only a demonstration so that to intimidate the civilian population.
The Odesa Regional Military Administration has not yet provided more details.
As reported, on March 20, the Air Defense Unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down an enemy drone over Odesa region.