Strikes on Odessa: Russia claims to have destroyed Ukrainian “military infrastructure”

Strikes on Odessa: Russia claims to have destroyed Ukrainian “military infrastructure”

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On the 151st day of the Russian invasion, after denying it, the spokeswoman for Russian diplomacy said on Sunday that Russian missiles had destroyed military infrastructure in the port of Odessa the day before, which is vital for the export of Ukrainian cereals.

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The spokeswoman for Russian diplomacy said on Sunday that Russian missiles had destroyed the day before military infrastructure in the port of Odessa, vital for the export of Ukrainian cereals. “Kalibr missiles destroyed military infrastructure in the port of Odessa, with a high-precision strike,” wrote Maria Zakharova on her Telegram account, in response to a statement by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky saying that these strikes had destroyed the possibility of a dialogue or an agreement with Moscow.

Information to remember:

  • The spokeswoman for Russian diplomacy said that Russian missiles destroyed military infrastructure in the port of Odessa on Saturday. At first, Russia denied this information.
  • Two missiles reportedly hit Odessa, two others were shot down by anti-aircraft defenses, Ukrainian Air Force spokesman says

After these shots on Odessa, Ukraine accused Vladimir Putin of having “spit in the face” of the UN and Turkey and of compromising the application of the agreement signed on Friday on the resumption of grain exports blocked by the dispute. On Saturday, Russia had however denied to Turkey having been involved in these strikes: “The Russians told us that they had absolutely nothing to do with this attack and that they were examining the question very closely”, a assured Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.

According to the spokesman of the Ukrainian Air Force, two missiles hit the port territory of Odessa, and two others were shot down by anti-aircraft defenses before reaching their target.

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