Officials in Ochakiv, a vital port for Ukraine, think that it will help to cement Kyiv’s advances in the southern Kherson area.
Since its invasion on February 24, Russia has persistently attacked the major Ukrainian Black Sea naval facility, which is located at the entrance of the Dnipro River and acts as a gateway to numerous other important ports. Russian troops have been battering Ochakiv from the adjacent Kinburn peninsula after failing to take the port and its naval base. Ochakiv, once a well-liked vacation destination with white sand beaches and hotels on the water, carries the marks of a city under constant bombardment. At the neighborhood market, Oleg Klyutshko, 62, praised the tenacity of the locals and government leaders in the moist fog.