While the Russia-Ukraine war has been going on for months, today the southern regions of Ukraine have become the address of conflicts again. After Russia targeted Odessa with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the Kiev administration also launched an attack on Melitopol. It was reported that while explosions occurred in the region as a result of the attack, there were deaths and injuries, and many invaders lost their lives.
The Moscow administration has been hitting Ukraine’s energy infrastructures with missile and drone attacks since October. The Ukrainian army announced on Saturday that it had shot down 10 Russian UAVs in Odessa. However, five UAVs targeted power plants, leaving about 1.5 million people without electricity as a result.
“The situation in the Odessa region is quite difficult,” said President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. “Unfortunately, the attacks targeting the area were critical,” Zelenskiy said in a video message. It takes days to get electricity back.” he said.
However, Ukraine responded to Russia’s targeting of Odessa during the night. The exiled Ukrainian mayor of the city of Melitopol, on the other hand, reported that a missile attack was carried out on the Russian-occupied Melitopol of Ukraine. While explosions were reported in Donetsk and Crimea, some images were also shared by the Russian authorities that there was a big fire in the city.
THERE ARE DEAD AND INJURED
The exiled mayor, Ivan Fedorov, noted that many “invaders” were killed. In Melitopol, pro-Moscow officials said two people were killed and 10 injured as a result of the missile attacks.
Yevgeny Balitskiy, the governor of the Zaporozhye region appointed by Moscow, said in a statement on his Telegram account, “Air defense systems stopped two missiles. However, four missiles reached their targets,” he said. Balitskiy added that in the attack carried out by Ukraine with Himars missiles, the “rest facility” was hit while people were eating.