Russia's armed forces destroyed eight Ukrainian missile and artillery arms depots in the southern Mykolaiv region and in the eastern Donetsk region, the defence ministry said in its daily briefing on Tuesday.

Ukrainian officials said earlier on Tuesday that Russia launched a "massive missile strike" against the south of the country overnight, including hits against infrastructure in the black sea port of Mykolaiv. (Reporting by Reuters; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)