A large fire broke out on Thursday morning in the port of Berdyansk in Ukraine, as can be seen in photos and videos circulating on the internet.
The port of Berdyansk is located about 75 km northwest of Mariupol, on the outskirts of Zaporizhia.
Information about what happened and what caused the fire is confused at this time. Nexta TV initially broadcast that Russian ships may have been hit, clarifying that this is unconfirmed information.
Later, the Ukrainian Navy announced that a Russian ship in the Black Sea Fleet, the “Orsk” was destroyed. There are also reports that two more Russian ships have caught fire and that an ammunition depot has been destroyed.
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 24, 2022
According to the Guardian, a senior adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, Anton Gerasenko, uploaded to Telegram a photo showing dense smoke over a port, with the caption “A ammunition depot and missiles in the Russian-occupied Berdyansk “.