Russia launched a massive attack on Ukraine for the third night in a row

Russia has again launched a massive missile and kamikaze drone attack on Ukraine. This is the third consecutive “retaliatory attack”, as the Russian Ministry of Defense calls the shelling, since the explosion of the Crimean bridge.

On the night of July 20, the main blow again fell on Odessa, where there is a large commercial port, from where, until recently, ships with Ukrainian grain left the humanitarian corridor.

The city was attacked by more than twenty “air targets”, said in the operational command “South”. The strikes were carried out by Onyx, Kh-22 and Iskander missiles. In addition, drones were used.

One of the shells flew into the center of Odessa, as a result of which the building was destroyed and a fire broke out in an area of ​​​​300 square meters, said Oleg Kiper, head of the Odessa oblast administration. Two people were hospitalized, he said. The center of Odessa was left without electricity after a strong explosion, local telegrams reported.

In addition, there were arrivals at warehouses in the Odessa region, reported in the operational headquarters “South”. Four people were injured.

In Nikolaev, a rocket hit an apartment building, as a result of which at least 18 people were injured, said the head of the regional administration Vitaly Kim. According to him, they are dead, but he did not specify their number.

The mayor of Nikolaev, Alexander Senkevich, also announced the arrival in the city center: “At one of the addresses there is a huge crater near a three-story residential building. The fire is very serious. Lifeguards are already on site. There are many destroyed houses around.”

Ever since Russia withdrew from the grain deal in response to the Crimean bridge being blown up, Odessa and Nikolaev have been under constant fire. The day before, Ukraine’s Ministry of Agricultural and Food Policy announced that 60,000 tanks had been destroyed after the previous Russian attack on the port of Chernomorsk in Odessa. tons of grain.

This was reported earlier by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation “Group retaliatory strikes with high-precision naval weapons” are inflicted on Ukraine. Allegedly, they were preparing for the attacked objects »terrorist acts against the Russian Federation using drones. to methen Russia’s response to the terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge, explained the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov.

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