Kyiv, July 1 Ukrainian officials on Friday claimed that 18 people, including two children died while 31injured after three ‘Russian missile’ hit an apartment building and a recreation centre in Odesa.
Regional governor Maksym Marchenko on his Telegram account said, “As a result of a night missile strike by Tu-22 strategic aircraft from the Black Sea in the Belgorod-Dniester district of Odesa region, three X-22 missiles hit an apartment building and a recreation centre.”
He said as of 9 am, ’18 victims were identified, including 2 children, and 31 people were hospitalised, including 4 children and a pregnant woman. Another 8 sought medical help. 8 people were rescued from the rubble, including 3 children. Rescue work continues.”
Ukrainian MP Roman Hryshchuk has also shared a video purportedly from the attack, saying ‘Just imagine: you wake up and realise that there is no way out. People were trapped in their own apartments after Russian missiles hit a residential high-rise in Odesa,’ according to The Guardian.
Earlier this week, at least 18 people were killed while dozens more were wounded after a shopping mall in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk was jolted by two ‘Russian X-22 cruise missiles’.