Contents tagged with Odesa

  • Civilian death toll from Russia's strike on Odesa region rises to 20

    The death toll from Russia’s overnight strikes on Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, about 50 miles southwest of the Black Sea port city of Odesa, has risen to twenty, according to Ukrainian officials. Dozens of others were injured in the strikes.

    One of the missiles hit a nine-story residential tower, killing 16 and injuring at least 37, according to Ukraine’s state emergency service. Another missile hit a recreational center, killing four more, including one child.

    “We don't expect to find anyone alive, …

  • European Council President seeks shelter after Russian missiles hit Odesa

    European Council President Charles Michel was forced to seek shelter after Russian missiles were fired during his visit to the Ukrainian port city of Odesa.

    Michel’s spokesman, Barend Leyts, said the EC President had travelled to Odesa to meet with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to mark Europe Day when several missiles struck the city.

    The spokesman of the Odesa military administration, Sergey Bratchuk, wrote on Telegram that at least four high-precision Onyx missiles were fired from …

  • Russian military commander says Moscow seeks ‘control’ of southern Ukraine to make path to Moldova

    On Friday, Russian Major Gen Rustam Minnekayev said Moscow seeks to establish “complete control” over eastern and southern Ukraine, which would provide a land bridge from Russia to the annexed Crimea as well as the Moldovan breakaway region of Transnistria, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.

    According to Minnekayev, Russia’s second stage of the “special military operation”, the Kremlin’s euphemism for the invasion of Ukraine, seeks to establish control of Ukraine’s Donbas region.

    Such a move, …

  • Ukraine to hold joint military exercises with NATO in Odesa region

    Ukraine, together with NATO forces, plans to hold command and staff exercises "Coherent Resilience" in Odesa, announced Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a joint press conference with NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

    "Today, we discussed the prospects of deepening practical cooperation with the alliance and the preparation of the command-staff exercises "Coherent Resilience" in Odesa in 2021," said the Ukrainian Prime Minister.

    NATO continues to strengthen its military …