Russia launched an attack on Odessa with missiles and drones that were shot down by Ukraine

07/23/2022 July 23, 2022, Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine: VIDEO AVAILABLE CONTACT [email protected] TO RECEIVE**..This video footage shows the destruction following missile attacks on Odessa’s port on Saturday morning (23July2022). .The strikes occurred barely 12 hours after Moscow and Kyiv signed a deal to allow monitored grain exports from Odessa and other ports in southern Ukraine..A statement from officials at Odessa’s city council reads: ” The enemy attacked the Odesa sea trade port with Kalibr cruise missiles. 2 missiles were shot down by air defense forces. 2 hit the infrastructure of the port.” .Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy accused Russia of “barbarism” following the attacks claiming the Kremlin could not be trusted to stick to the deal..”This proves only one thing: no matter what Russia says and promises, it will find ways not to implement it,” he told US lawyers..The attack was one of a series of recent Russian strikes across Ukraine, with the city of Kropyvnytskyi hit by 13 missiles and attacks reported in Kharkiv, where a residential area was hit, killing at least three people , as well as in the southern city of Mykolaiv…Where: Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine.When: 23 Jul 2022.Credit: Press Center of the Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine/Cover Images..**EDITORIAL USE ONLY. MATERIALS ONLY TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH EDITORIAL STORY. THE USE OF THESE MATERIALS FOR ADVERTISING, MARKETING OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL PURPOSE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. MATERIAL COPYRIGHT REMAINS WITH STATED SUPPLIER. POLITICS Europa Press/Contact/Cover Images (Europa Press/Contact/Cover Imag/)

Ukraine shot down waves of missiles and drones Russians going to Odessahis army reported Monday, the latest in a series of attacks in the southern region on the coast of Black Sea.

“The enemy attacked the Odessa region three times during the night, using two waves of attack drones, a total of 15, and eight Kalibr-type maritime missiles,” the Southern Operational Command wrote on Telegram.

Defense air forces repelled all attacks, but falling debris damaged a student residence and a supermarket, and injured three workers, according to the army.

“The shock wave damaged windows and balconies in several buildings,” as well as “cars parked nearby,” he continued, adding that firefighters were fighting two fires.

Russia has concentrated its attacks on the Odessa region since Putin suspended the agreement for the export of grains through the Black Sea.  (Reuters)
Russia has concentrated its attacks on the Odessa region since Putin suspended the agreement for the export of grains through the Black Sea. (REUTERS) (Prosecutor General’s Office via /)

Photos and videos released by the army on Telegram show firefighters trying to extinguish the flames that were consuming a supermarket, from which a column of smoke was coming out.

Russia and Ukraine have increased their attacks in the Black Sea since Moscow it came out of an agreement last month that allowed kyiv to export grain through the use of secure brokers.

Since pulling out of the deal, Moscow has regularly shelled seaports in the Odessa region of southern Ukraine that were key to exports of those products.

On August 2, Russia attacked the port structures of Izmail, in the Odessa region along the river Danube. Bordering Romania, it is one of the main routes for the transit of Ukrainian agricultural products.

The attacks in Odessa have caused severe damage to the infrastructure.  (Reuters)
The attacks in Odessa have caused severe damage to the infrastructure. (REUTERS) (DEFENSE FORCES SOUTHERN UKRAINE /)

The overnight missile and drone strikes come a day after Moscow said a Russian warship fired warning shots at a freighter headed for the port of Izmail.

According to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry, Sukra Okan ship sailed under the Palau flag. After the freighter’s captain refused to stop the ship for inspection, the Russian military opened fire into the air and boarded the ship to search its cargo. After the inspection was completed, the freighter continued on its course.

Russia warned on July 19, two days after leaving the grain agreement, that It will consider all ships heading to Ukrainian ports through the Black Sea as possible carriers of military cargo and therefore potential war targets.

During the beginning of the weekend, Ukraine was targeted by new Russian bombardments. A policeman was killed and 12 other people were injured in the Zaporizhzhia region (south).

(With information from AFP)

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