Attack in Ukrainian City of Odesa Leaves Seven Dead, Including Children

Kyiv, Ukraine – The death toll in the Russian attack on the Ukrainian city of Odesa has tragically risen to seven, according to Governor Oleg Kiper’s recent update. The attack caused significant damage to a residential building, with victims still unaccounted for.

Governor Kiper revealed that a woman’s body was discovered amidst the rubble, along with the body of a baby. This marks the second child killed in the attack, which also resulted in the death of a two-year-old and injuries to eight individuals, including a child whose age remains unspecified.

Overnight, the Ukrainian Armed Forces faced 17 attacks using Iranian-made kamikaze drones. They successfully intercepted 14 of these drones with anti-aircraft defenses in various cities including Odesa, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Sumi, and Dnipro.

President Volodymyr Zelensky swiftly condemned the attacks and appealed for increased anti-aircraft defenses from Western allies. He emphasized the urgent need to strengthen Ukraine’s air shield to better protect its citizens from Russian aggression, calling for additional air defenses and anti-aircraft missiles to prevent further loss of life.

Zelensky also shared distressing news that 18 residential buildings were destroyed during the attack in Odesa, highlighting the devastating impact of the ongoing conflict. The president’s plea for enhanced defense measures underscores the country’s determination to resist Russian aggression and safeguard its people.

The situation in Ukraine remains precarious as the conflict escalates, with civilian casualties mounting and infrastructure suffering extensive damage. The international community continues to monitor the situation closely, offering humanitarian assistance and diplomatic support to address the crisis and bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict.