Russian missiles hit an apartment building and a resort near Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa early on Friday, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens, Ukrainian authorities reported, the latest in a spate of deadly missile strikes.
With its ground forces concentrated in Ukraine’s eastern industrial region of Donbas, Russia has more than doubled the number of missile strikes around the country in the past two weeks, using inaccurate Soviet-era missiles for more than half of the attacks, according to a Ukrainian brigadier general.
One missile struck a nine-story building in the town of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi at about 1 a.m. (2200 GMT Thursday), causing a fire in an attached store building, the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry said.
#RussiaTerroristState @UN@JosepBorrellF @eucopresident@EmmanuelMacron @OlafScholz— Ann Tsygichko (@AnnTsygichko) July 1, 2022
tonight, russian military fired on civilians ... Odessa region, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi... 17 dead pic.twitter.com/UNKZ6UlJ7o