July 23 () –
At least one person has died and another 19 have been injured this Sunday in a new Russian air strike in the city of Odessa (in southern Ukraine).
Among the injured, 14 people have had to be hospitalized, including three children.
“Another inhumane night attack in Odessa”, the governor of Odessa, Oleg Kiper, has reported in a series of messages posted on his Telegram channel, in which he has clarified that there has been “damage to civil infrastructure, six residential buildings and a religious institution”.
Kiper has assured that the air defense forces are working in the area and has added that it is probable that the numbers of injured and deceased could increase in the next few hours as the rescue and debris removal tasks on the ground progress.
Odessa has been the scene of several Russian offensives this week. The latest of these attacks on this city have been directed against its historic center, where there are several museums with world heritage status.
These attacks have taken place after the destruction of another world heritage site, the Cultural Center for Folk Art and Art Education in the city of Nikolaev, a hundred kilometers away, and have been condemned by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).