A Ukrainian airstrike damaged a Russian naval vessel stationed in occupied Crimea, as confirmed by Russia's Defense Ministry on..
Ministry of Defence (Russia)
Governing body of the Russian Armed Forces
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation is the governing body of the Russian Armed Forces. The President of Russia is the Commander-in-Chief of the forces and directs the activity of the ministry. The Minister of Defence exercises day-to-day administrative and operational authority over the forces. The General Staff of the Armed Forces executes the instructions and orders of the president and the defence minister.