Russian naval forces are continuing to blockade the Ukrainian coast on the Black Sea and Sea of Azov, preventing resupply by sea, said the British military intelligence in a tweet.
In its regular bulletin, it also mentioned that while Moscow retains the capability of an amphibious landing at Odessa, such an operation comes with heightened risks since it gave Ukrainian forces time to prepare.
“Mines within the Black Sea pose a serious risk to maritime activity”.
The origin of the mines appear to be “disputed”. Sea mines will pose a risk to Russian forces in case of an amphibious landing. Sea mines have also drifted and pose a risk to civilian maritime traffic.