That’s according to the Ukrainian Navy, Ukrinform reports.
“The Orsk large landing ship of the Russian occupiers was destroyed near the port of Berdiansk,” the statement said.
Locals report two powerful explosions at 6:40 on Thursday. The blasts were heard throughout the city.
As reported earlier, Russian invaders see the port of Berdiansk as strategically important for delivering equipment, ammunition, and manpower to the southern regions of Ukraine.
Thousands of people have been protesting against Russian occupation in the city captured by the invaders.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24 declared war on Ukraine and launched a large-scale invasion. Russian troops have been shelling and destroying infrastructure, conducting massive air and artillery raids on residential areas of Ukrainian cities and towns, killing civilians, committing crimes against humanity.