A Ukrainian drone strikes Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters, injuring five people, according to the mayor of Sevastopol.
A Russian missile strike on Mykolaiv in Kherson Oblast, kills Nibulon owner Oleksiy Vadaturskyi and his wife.
Zelenskiy urges civilians to leave Donetsk as city of Bakhmut comes under attack. Russia has moved some units from the Sloviansk direction in Donetsk, Oblast, to the southern Zaporizhzhia, Oblast. According to the report, Ukraine’s military said that Russian troops have had partial success near Avdiivka while Ukrainian forces pushed back Russian attempts to advance toward the Husarivka village in Kharkiv, Oblast. Six people were injured when a drone flew into the Russian headquarters of its Black Sea fleet.
One of Ukraine’s richest businessmen has been killed with his wife in “massive” Russian shelling of the southern city of Mykolaiv. Oleksiy Vadatursky, 74, and his wife Raisa died when a missile hit their home overnight. Mr Vadatursky owned Nibulon, a company involved in grain exports. He had also received the “Hero of Ukraine” award. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky described Mr Vadatursky’s death as a great loss.