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Airstrikes on buildings near Odessa kill 21 | War in Ukraine

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During the night of Thursday to Friday, two missiles were fired by a strategic aircraft from the Black Sea, hitting two buildings, one of which is residential and the second tourist, according to the Ukrainian emergency services.

According to the latest report, the strike on the residential building left 16 dead and 38 injured and that on the tourist building left 5 dead and one injured.

This is a new act of terror Russian, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The first strike hit a nine-storey residential building in the Bilgorod-Dniester region, about 80 km south of Odessa, according to Odessa region administration spokesman Serguiy Bratchouk.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba appealed for help on Twitter: I call on our partners to provide Ukraine with missile defense systems as soon as possible. Help us save lives.

In Berlin, the government condemned the attack.

Asked about this, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov assured that the armed forces of Russia do not operate on civilian targets in Ukraine.

According to the Ukrainian command of the southern front, these are devices of the Tupolev Tu-22 type, strategic bombers, dating from the cold war and designed to carry nuclear charges, which released Kh-22 missiles.

Missiles of the same type had struck a shopping center in broad daylight on Monday in Kremenchuk, in central Ukraine, 20 km from the front, killing at least 19 people there according to the latest reports from the Ukrainian army.

The Russian side, again talking about collateral damage, is inhumane and cynical. »

A quote from Steffen Hebestreit, German government spokesperson

Ukraine also welcomed the departure of Russian forces from Serpents’ Island, which they had taken in the early hours of their offensive, a highly symbolic victory for kyiv.

This militarized islet is located southwest of Odessa, the largest Ukrainian port where millions of tons of grain have been collected, and facing the mouth of the Danube.

Serpents’ Island is a strategic point and this considerably changes the situation in the Black Seasaid President Voldymyr Zelensky.

According to the Ukrainian military, the Russians abandoned Serpents’ Island because they found themselves unable to withstand the fire of our artillery, missiles and airstrikes.

Moscow claims instead to have withdrawn its troops as a sign of goodwillits objectives having been reachedadding that this withdrawal would facilitate Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea.

However, the British Ministry of Defense considered this withdrawal most likely motivated by the isolation of the troop and its growing vulnerability [face] to the Ukrainian strikes and not as a sign of good will.

The Ukrainian President admitted that the situation remained extremely difficult in Lyssytchansk, a city in the industrial basin of Donbass, a region in eastern Ukraine where most of the fighting is concentrated.

Forces [russes] arrived at the gates of Lysytchansk. The Ukrainian army suffers heavy lossesthe Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Evacuation of Lysytchansk is not possible at the momentbecause the Russians attempt to encircle our army from the south and west near the city, Sergei Gaïdaï, governor of the Lugansk region, said on Telegram.

Lyssytchansk is the last major city not yet in Russian hands in the Lugansk region, one of the two provinces of Donbass, which Moscow intends to fully control.

In the Kharkiv region, Governor Oleg Sinegoubov on Friday reported four dead and three injured in the past 24 hours, including three dead and two injured in Izium and one dead and one injured in Chuhouiv.

In Kherson, in the south, Ukrainian helicopters struck a concentration of enemy military troops and equipment near Bilozerka, the Ukrainian army said on Friday, citingdead”,”text”:”35dead”}}”>35 dead among Russian soldiers and destroyed enemy armor.

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Death toll

There is no overall assessment of the civilian victims of the conflict. Militarily, Western security sources now estimate the number of Russian soldiers killed at between 15,000 and 20,000.

As for them, the Ukrainian forces lose every day a hundred soldiers, according to kyiv.

No independent figures are available.

More than six million Ukrainians are internally displaced, according to a new count on Tuesday from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

They join the more than 5.2 million Ukrainians registered as refugees in other European states since the start of the conflict on February 24.

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On the diplomatic front, European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen, addressing the Ukrainian parliament by video on Friday, called on the latter to speed up its reforms against corruption, as part of its candidacy for the European Union. accepted last week by the leaders of the 27 Member States of the Union.

L’NATO promised his unwavering support for Ukraine on Thursday at a summit in Madrid.

Several member states of theNATO announced new military aid to Ukraine. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged an extension of 1 billion pounds (1.56 billion Canadian dollars), and Joe Biden has announced an additional 800 million dollars (1.2 billion Canadian dollars).

Norway announced, in turn, on Friday, aid of 10 billion crowns (1.2 billion Canadian dollars) to Ukraine, in particular for weapons.

The whole Alliance will stand by Ukraine for as long as it takes to ensure it is not defeated by Russiasaid US President Joe Biden. It will not end with a defeat for Ukraine.

Moscow retorted through the voice of its foreign minister. The iron curtain, in fact, it’s already coming downsaid Sergei Lavrov, using this expression born with the Cold War and fell into disuse after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

He was reacting to the strategic roadmap that the Atlantic Alliance had just adopted, which now designates Russia as the most significant and direct security threat members of theNATO.

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