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Russia fires missiles at Ukrainian residential building, 18 killed, 31 injured

Russian missiles targeted an apartment building and two holiday camps in the early hours of Friday near the Black Sea port of Odesa, Ukraine. Make. In which at least 18 people were killed and dozens were injured. Ukrainian officials gave this information.

Odessa region emergency officer Ihor Budalenko told local television that a missile struck the building in the village of Serhivka in the Bilhorod-Nistrovsky district at about 1 p.m. (2200 GMT on Thursday), killing 16 people, according to Reuters. He said 41 people were rescued.

Budalenko said rescue operations were still underway to find people who may still be trapped in the building where 152 people lived. Odessa Regional Administration spokesman Serhi Brachuk said the missiles also targeted two holiday-camps nearby.

These missiles were used in the attack
The governor of the Odessa region, Maxim Marchenko, put the total number of deaths at 18 and those hospitalized at 31 in a post on Telegram. He said that Russia had used Soviet-era KH-22 missiles, all of which came from the direction of the Black Sea. Details of the events could not be independently confirmed, according to Reuters.

Russia has been refusing to target civilians
Russia has denied targeting civilians since its attack on Ukraine in late February. Earlier, Ukrainian officials said Russian-launched KH-22 missiles hit a crowded shopping mall in the city of Kremenchuk on Monday, killing at least 19 people. The attack was condemned by Western leaders and the Pope, but Russia rejected Ukraine’s claim, saying the missile struck a Western-supplied weapons store next to the mall. Due to which the mall caught fire.

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