At least two people have died and several have been injured this Monday after new attacks launched by Russian forces on several towns in the Ukrainian region of Khersonbetween them Berislavwhere the deaths have been recorded.
“In the morning, Russian aviation attacked Berislav. The invaders have dropped four aerial bombs on the city. “One of them has hit a residential building.”the governor of Kherson has reported, Oleksander Prokudinthrough your Telegram account.
Shortly after, he used this same platform to report two deaths, a figure that could vary in the coming hours since one of the injured, a 55-year-old man, is “extremely serious.”
Hours before, Prokudin had already given the news that the day before, two other people had died and eleven others had been injured by Russian attacks on the city of Berislav.
“The Russian military has attacked residential areas in the region, buildings of medical and educational institutions, a church, a critical infrastructure facility in Berislav, and factories in Kherson. “Due to Russian aggression, two have died and eleven others have been injured.”Prokudin said.
Meanwhile, last night’s attacks on Odessa have also left several injured. Despite the damage caused by the bombs, the spokesman for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Yuri Ignat, described the work of the air defense systems as “impeccable.”
“Onyx missiles are difficult to shoot down. They can be countered, but have no effect on them. The missile is supersonic and flies very low. Therefore, they cannot be shot down by existing air defense systems,” Ignat explained in statements to Ukrainian television, reported by UNIAN.
One dead in Odessa
Ukrainian rescue teams found the lifeless body of one of the workers at a granary in the region around noon on Monday. Odessa hit last night by a Russian missile, the head of the region’s military administration reported today, Oleg Kiper.
“At 12:15 (local time, 9:15 GMT) the body of one of the missing people was found,” Kiper wrote on his Telegram account. Another employee of the attacked agricultural company remains missing since last night and rescue teams continue working to find him.
Last night, Russia directed a total of 19 kamikaze drones and 14 missiles against the Odessa region, two of them supersonic. Ukrainian air defenses intercepted all of the drones and 11 of the 12 Kalibr cruise missiles launched by Russian forces, but were unable to prevent some projectiles from hitting port infrastructure and several granaries.
In the passenger terminal of the port of Odessa, an emblematic hotel in the city that was closed and had been acquired by the Ukrainian businessman also suffered serious damage. Andri Stavnitser, co-owner and CEO of the TIS Group, one of the main port operators dedicated to agricultural exports.
Russia attacks port facilities and the Ukrainian agricultural sector every week since last July it terminated the so-called grain agreement, by which for one year it committed to allowing the departure of Ukrainian grain through three Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea.
“Unfortunately, the enemy sneakily reached port infrastructure”, says the statement from the Ukrainian Southern Command. “The passenger terminal at the port of Odessa suffered substantial damage,” the source added. A fire broke out in a hotel located in the terminal that has been closed for years.
“The Onyx (supersonic missiles) damaged several barns”adds the note.
In addition, fragments of the intercepted missiles caused damage to warehouses and private buildings on the outskirts of Odessa. The explosions that occurred during the attack also broke the windows of some homes and injured a woman who has received medical assistance.
The ports of Black and Danube Sea of this region are the most frequent target of these attacks, which have also reached the historic center of the city of Odessa and caused serious damage to the city’s oldest cathedral on July 23.
Several people, including several employees in the agricultural sector, have died in these Russian bombings.
(With information from EFE)