Kyiv, July 23 (EFE).- One person died and another 22 were injured in an overnight strike by Russian forces against Odesa in southern Ukraine, the National Police of Ukraine said Sunday.
“On the night of July 22-23, Russian troops carried out another massive attack on the territory of Odesa and the region,” the police said on its website.
“As of 4 am, it was established that as a result of enemy shelling of the city of Odesa, 1 person was killed and 22 were injured, including 4 children,” it added.
The attack caused damage to civil infrastructure, high-rise and private residential buildings, and vehicles, according to the police.
“Many houses have damaged facades and roofs, broken windows,” it said.
The Transfiguration Cathedral, located in the heart of the city, was also damaged by the strikes, the police added.
Ukraine’s Air Force reported that Russian troops fired 19 missiles of various types, of which Ukrainian air defense systems managed to shoot down nine. EFE