Overnight Russia launched a “massive” and devastating missile and drone attacks in the Odesa region leaving many dead.
Russia carried out one missile and 56 air strikes, 85 attacks from multiple rocket launchers both on the positions of Ukrainian troops and on civilian infrastructure.
The air strike destroyed grain stores and the strategic port of Odesa was hit from the sea with missiles from a surface missile carrier and a submarine.
The governor of the southern Ukrainian region of Odesa said that almost 1,000 tonnes of grain that was stored was attacked overnight.
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The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a report, as of 06:00 on Monday, critical infrastructure was under attack.
The report said, “Last night, Russia once again attacked Ukraine with missiles and kamikaze drones of the Shahed-136/131 type.
The sky over Odesa last night as Ukrainian air defenders were battling with yet another massive Russian attack.
30 of the 33 targets were shot down.
The video shows amazing work of the 160th anti-aircraft missile brigade of "South" Odessa air command.
Glory to Ukrainian… pic.twitter.com/liX0H1kpfD
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) September 25, 2023
“In Odesa region, the port infrastructure was under attack. Information about the consequences of this terrorist attack is being clarified.
“As a result of Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population.
“Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.”
The Odesa region was left significantly damaged by the attack and Onyx supersonic missiles destroyed Hotel Odesa.
Hitting Odesa’s city landmark as a response to the extermination of the 🇷🇺 Black Sea Fleet HQ
This is how impotence looks like pic.twitter.com/cfveus7IOA
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Nataliya Gumenyuk, spokeswoman for the Ukrainian southern military command said that Russian forces are “trying to test out the density of the air defence.”
She added, “They understand that port infrastructure is a priority for our region, and that it is reliably protected.
“However, that is why the attack that occurred tonight was both massive and by combined means.”