As fighting continues in southern and eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian military announced on Monday that four high-precision Onyx missiles were launched from Russian-controlled Crimea and hit the Odessa region of southern Ukraine.
The army did not provide further details.
And the advisor to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Mikhailo Podolyak, announced on Sunday that Odessa was the subject of “massive” missile attacks by Russian forces, but did not provide further details.
4 Ukrainian planes and 4 helicopters were destroyed
On the other hand, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Sunday the destruction of a frigate and the shooting down of 3 planes off the coast of Odessa in southern Ukraine.
In a press conference, Russian defense spokesman Igor Konashenkov said overnight Russian air defenses shot down two Ukrainian Su-24 bombers and a Mi-24 helicopter on the island of Zmyene, off the coast of Odessa, in the south of the country.
He also added that Project 1241’s Ukrainian Navy (Corvet) frigate was also destroyed off Odessa by high-precision air-launched missiles.
He continued: In the past 24 hours, four Ukrainian planes and four helicopters have been destroyed, including three with airborne elements on board, three drones and an attack and landing ship in the city of Odessa.
Interestingly, the last few days have seen an escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian fighting, both in the east and in the south, as the two sides try to achieve maximum gains, especially before May 9, which is considered an important date. for the Russians, according to many observers, in as it represents the memory of their country’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
On February 24, Russia launched an attack on Ukraine, followed by an international rejection and severe economic sanctions against Moscow, which call for an end of its operation for Kiev to abandon plans to join military entities and remain neutral, which that questthe latter considers an “interference” in its sovereignty.
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