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Russians attack Odesa with drones overnight: Sanatorium and buildings damaged

Russians attack Odesa with drones overnight: Sanatorium and buildings damaged Collage by RBC-Ukraine
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Last night, on March 5, Russian troops attacked Odesa and the region with kamikaze drones. The attack damaged a sanatorium, as well as a house and several outbuildings, according to the Southern Ukrainian Defense Forces.

"At night, the enemy again insidiously attacked with Shahed-131/136 attack drones. The repetition of criminal tactics of maneuvers over residential and industrial areas of Odesa and the suburbs posed a real threat to civilians, complicating the work of air defense," the Southern Ukrainian Defense Forces says in a statement.

Air Defense Forces shot down 18 attack drones. One of the drones hit a recreational facility in Odesa district and damaged the buildings. There was a fire, but it was quickly extinguished. The recreation center has not been functioning since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

A private house with a pier and outbuildings was also damaged in the recreational area. According to preliminary reports, there were no casualties.

Russian strikes in Odesa

Since the first days of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the occupiers have been regularly striking Odesa.

Thus, on the night of March 2, Russians attacked Odesa and the region with drones. As a result of the attack, a Russian drone hit one of Odesa's high-rise buildings, destroying 18 apartments. Rescuers worked for two days to clear the rubble. In total, 20 people died as a result of the attack.

In particular, a military family with a 7-month-old daughter was killed in the Russian attack on Odesa. In addition, the bodies of a 10-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl were found under the rubble of a house in Odesa. They were brother and sister.

As the Lithuanian Foreign Minister stated, the Russian attack on Odesa was a horrible murder of Ukrainians. There should be immediate consequences for Russia, he emphasized.