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Russian missiles strike civilian infrastructure in Odessa, many injured

There was a large rocket attack this morning in Odessa.
There was a large rocket attack this morning in Odessa.
Images source: © X

8:49 AM EDT, June 24, 2024

Social media recorded a "strong explosion in Odessa" this morning (06/24). Reports indicate that the attack hit civilian infrastructure, and many people were injured as a result. Rescue services are currently working on-site.

The attack in Odessa occurred today (06/24) around 8:00 AM ET. Residents of the city heard a huge bang and saw a black cloud of smoke overhead. According to the independent profile Nexta, "preliminary information suggests that two cruise missiles hit the city."

At this point, information is still being verified by the authorities. However, it is known that the target of the Russian attack was civilian facilities. The Ukrainian police report that "many people were injured as a result of the incident," but the officers did not specify the number of casualties.

For now, rescue services are assisting the injured and trying to extinguish the fire caused by the missile attacks. The independent profile Nexta published footage of the incident in Odessa on platform X (formerly Twitter). The video shows thick plumes of smoke, several miles high, rising over the city.

Another attack on Odessa

This is yet another Russian attack on Odessa in recent weeks. Two weeks ago, the city was bombed by Shahed drones. The scale of that attack was so severe that the Operational Command of the Armed Forces decided to scramble Polish and allied fighter jets.

The target of that Russian army attack was most likely military facilities. However, there were also civilian casualties in the strikes two weeks ago. Missile attacks have also affected other areas of Ukraine, including Kyiv.

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