The Russian occupiers used 15 combat drones and eight Kalibr cruise missiles to shell Odessa at night. The city was attacked three times. All attacks were repelled, the operational command of the Ukrainian forces South said.
“The enemy attacked the Odessa region three times at night with two waves of combat drones, in total there were 15 of them,” the South command said on Monday, posted on the Telegram channel. The military reported that the city was also attacked by eight Kalibr missiles fired from the Black Sea.
The air defenses shot down all the drones and missiles, repelling the enemy attacks.
The command reported that fragments of downed missiles that the enemy fired at the center Odessadamaged a student dormitory of one of the educational institutions and a supermarket.
– It was a mighty bang. I thought it came in the yard. It was my favorite store, I used to shop only here – a man who lived near the supermarket told journalists of Suspilne TV.
The owner of a nearby cafe told of the damage to his premises. – Blinds were broken and windows were broken. (…) There was glass everywhere and fragments of rockets that had been taken away – said the man.
Broken windows and balconies
The explosions damaged the windows and balconies of several buildings and cars parked nearby. Fires broke out in two buildings, which were put out by the fire brigade.
“According to preliminary information, three employees of the supermarket were injured, they were given medical assistance,” the South command said in a statement.
“Thwarted plans of the occupiers”
“Odessa. Attacks on civilian objects, on a shop… Comments are unnecessary. The Russians are crazy terrorists,” Andriy Yermak, head of the president’s office, reacted to the shelling of Odessa.
“The missiles were shot down over the city, over the housing estates where the enemy was directing its attacks. Considering the flight path of the Shaheds, which usually come from the Black Sea, it can be assumed that the port infrastructure was also at risk, but Ukrainian forces thwarted the plans of the occupiers.” – Natalia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the South command, reported on the Telegram channel.
PAP, Suspilne, Ukrainian Truth
Main photo source: Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine/Telegram