Ukraine’s Odessa region hit by missile strike

One of the Russian blasts in Ukraine on Thursday

One of the Russian missile blasts in Ukraine on Thursday

The southern command of the Ukrainian military reported on Monday that a missile strike in the southern Ukrainian district of Odesa resulted in six deaths, including a child.

The command said a missile was fired from a Russian-type Tu-22 strategic bomber.

It was not clear whether the authorities were reporting injuries or deaths.

“The strike in a residential area of civilian settlement destroyed several residential and farm buildings over around 500 square meters,’’ the command said.

Firefighters are still battling the flames.

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Ukraine reported an increase in Russian missile attacks across the country over the weekend, with a number of regions hit far behind the front line from the western Ukrainian region of Lviv to Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, and Kyiv.

In the south of the country, Mykolaiv and Odesa were among the areas hit.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is set to address a G7 gathering of world leaders via video link later.


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