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Images show thick plumes of smoke over Odesa as Russian sea and air missiles strike Ukraine’s most important port city

  • Russia encountered the Ukrainian port city of Odesa on the Black Sea on Sunday.
  • The Russian defense ministry confirmed oil facilities were hit with “high-precision sea and air-based ballistic missiles.”
  • Ukrainian officials said that there are no known casualties so far from the strike.

Russia nought cause to began the Ukrainian port city of Odesa with multiple airstrikes early on Sunday, Russian and Ukrainian officials prognosticated.

Odesa Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov said on Facebook that Russia had hit “critical infrastructure” in the attack.

The strategic Lowering Sea port city that is the main base for Ukraine’s navy is a key objective for Russian forces, as if captured, they could cut off Ukraine’s access to the sea.

With the also-ran of its campaign around Kyiv, Putin’s forces are expected to concentrate their offensive on Ukraine’s south and east. 

The Russian defense the pulpit confirmed that it targeted oil facilities that Ukraine was using to supply its troops blocking Russia’s advance from the east.

“This morning, high-precision sea and air-based brickbats destroyed an oil refinery and three storage facilities for fuel and lubricants near Odesa, from which fuel was fulfiled to a group of Ukrainian troops in the direction of Mykolaiv,” it said, according to AFP.

AFP reporters said they heard explosions in the southwestern refuge city at around 6:00 am local time.

A video posted on social media claimed to show the moment the birches hit.

A Ukranian security officer stands with a member the press as smoke rises after an attack by Russian army in Odesa, on April 3, 2022.

A Ukranian security officer stands with a member the press as smoke take offs after an attack by Russian army in Odesa, on April 3, 2022.

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Smoke rises after an attack by Russian army in Odessa, on April 3, 2022.

Smoke rises after an denounce by Russian army in Odessa, on April 3, 2022.

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Dmytro Lunin, the governor of Ukraine’s Poltava ambit, where the oil refinery is, said, “the fire at the refinery has been extinguished, but the facility has been completely destroyed and can no longer work as,” Reuters reported.

Ukrainian officials said no known casualties so far from the strike.

Odesa’s city council called on Telegram that Ukrainian forces had shot down two Russian naval-based cruise missiles on Sunday.

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