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Russian troops strike Odesa with missiles, casualties reported

Russian troops strike Odesa with missiles, casualties reported Illustrative photo: Russians fired missiles at Odesa on March 15 (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Russian occupants launched a missile attack on Odesa on March 15. The attack resulted in casualties, according to the head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration, Oleh Kiper.

"There are victims of the Russian missile attack on Odesa," the statement reads.

The head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration adds that the relevant services are working at the site of the attack. The data is being clarified.

It is not yet known what weapons the Russian occupiers used and what the consequences of the enemy attack were.

Explosions in Odesa

Today, after 11 a.m., explosions were heard in Odesa. As a result, an air raid alert was declared in Odesa and the region.

Later, the network reported repeated explosions in Odesa.

The Ukrainian Air Force warned of missiles flying in the direction of Odesa, as well as the threat of ballistic missile attacks on the southern regions.

Chaotic shelling by the Russian Federation

Russian occupiers have recently been conducting targeted attacks on the Odesa region from tactical aircraft. Thus, in recent weeks, the Russians have fired several missiles from aircraft in the Black Sea region. Often, Russian missiles did not reach the target or were destroyed on approach.

The Ukrainian military emphasizes that the Russians continue to use targeted missile strikes to test and reconnoiter Ukraine's air defense.