Russian Offensive Intensifying Overnight Striking Odesa and Others
ODESA - The Russian offensive in Ukraine intensified overnight following instruction from Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu announcing an intensified effort on all fronts in Ukraine to shore up military groups in the south and center, says TASS, Russian News Agency.
This morning an X-101 air-to-ground missile, laid a commercial production and trading company warehouse to waste, and Ukrainian Operational Command Pivden (South) Confirms., according to Yahoo news.
The State Emergency Service reported, as of 10:42 local time, a fire of large-scale, that had covered an area of 1,000 square meters had been put out, after battling the fire for 6 hours. Rescue workers are currently now dismantling structures and pouring water on top of them.
According to the Mayor of Odesa, Hennadiy Trukhanov, there were no casualties as a result of the attack. The guards at the warehouse followed all emergency protocols related to air raid alerts. He also stated that within the first few minutes, Odesa rescue services were on the scene, along with the State Emergency Service initiating rescue operations.
Serhii Bratchuk, Odes Military Administration Spokesman, has requested that any photos or videos that have been taken at the scene are not shared as rescue workers are still at the scene and conducting rescue operations.
The aircraft, a Russian TU-95 traveling from the direction of Stavropol is the culprit for this morning's attack on the Odesa civilian infrastructure.
Even though Russian forces have been concentrating on the Eastern Ukrainian region, this has not kept Odesa and other western Ukrainian cities out of the conflict. Western cities have been under constant threat of cruise missile and air-to-ground attacks, such as the one that occurred this morning.
The night before this attack, another attack on the city of Dnipro, claimed the lives of 3 and injured 16. There were a total of 6 missiles fired into the Dnipro region, and 4 of these were intercepted by Ukrainian air defense systems. The 2 missiles that were able to penetrate the defenses did in fact strike industrial areas, and the amount of damage is still being assessed.
"Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergey Shoigu paid an inspection visit to Russia's military groupings Yug and South, which are implementing tasks of the special military operation in Ukraine," - Russian Defense Ministry
These attacks came after the Russian Defense Minister, Shoigu, instructed all military units, operating in Ukraine, to intensify their combat activity on all fronts. This enhancement is targeted at stopping Ukrainian forces from initiating rocket attacks on the cities of the Donbas and other regions.
His order was called to enhance and shore up military units in the south and center, according to Tass, Russian News Agency.