Russia targeted grain facilities and port infrastructure, resulting in a second “hellish night” of attacks on Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa, with thunderous explosions audible throughout the city in the early hours of Wednesday and at least one missile landing within city limits.
According to the Ukrainian air force, Russia fired 63 missiles and drones against various locations throughout the nation, of which 37 were shot down, implying that more Russian missiles penetrated air defences than in previous weeks.
Odesa took the brunt of the assault; Serhiy Bratchuk, a spokesman for the Odesa military government, described the attack on the city as “very powerful, truly massive” on his Telegram channel on Wednesday. “It was a hellish night,” he continued.
Residents examined a large crater near a dormitory building on Wednesday morning. It was across the street from a grain storage facility and not far from the heart of Odessa.
An investigator on the scene concluded that an Oniks, a cruise missile intended for use against ships, was most likely to blame.
Russia Allegedly Targets Odesa’s Port Infrastructure with Missiles
Despite the striking incident blowing out windows in the dormitories and a courthouse across the street, no one was hurt, according to witnesses.
Other incidents were said to have resulted in injuries, one of which was a nine-year-old youngster who required medical attention for wounds brought on by broken glass and other debris.
Overnight video captured a roaring fire and fireworks stored in the building exploding above the warehouse.
On Wednesday morning, individuals gathered to get their belongings from one of the buildings as smoke continued to rise from it. On the scene, firefighters were attempting to put out the fire.
Russia allegedly attacked Odesa’s port infrastructure with a variety of missiles, including the aircraft carrier-targeting Kh-22, according to Ukraine’s southern military command.