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Russian missile strike kills at least 21 in Ukraine’s Odessa region, a day after Snake Island was withdrawn: Live Updates


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KYIV, Ukraine – At least 21 people were killed and 30 wounded in a Russian missile strike early Friday morning in the Odessa region of southern Ukraine, which became a symbol a day after Russian troops left their position on an island off the coast of Odessa, authorities said. Is. Strict resistance of the Ukrainians.

The missiles were fired into the Black Sea by a plane and struck a nine-story apartment building, said Sergei Brachuk, a spokesman for Odessa’s military administration. The dead included at least two children and the other three children were pulled out of the rubble. The video of the attack earlier in the morning showed the burning ruins of buildings in the small town of Serhivka.

Ukrainian authorities interpreted the attack as retaliation for pushing Russian troops off Snake Island, south of Odessa and from a small rocky island just 30 miles from the European Union nation’s closest coastal city of Romania. However, Moscow on Thursday called its withdrawal a “sign of goodwill” over allegations of blocking grain exports from Ukrainian ports.

Ukrainian civilians are killed and wounded every day by Russian missile strikes and artillery shelling. On Monday, at least 18 people were killed and dozens injured in a missile strike on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk in central Ukraine. About 1,000 people were in the mall at the time and at least 20 are still missing.

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પ્રમુખ Russian President Vladimir Putin has handed over full control of a major oil and natural gas project, partly owned by Shell and two Japanese companies, to the newly formed Russian firm, a bold move amid growing tensions with the West over Moscow’s military action in Ukraine.

વચ્ચે The International Film Festival kicked off on Friday in the Czech spa town Karlovy Vary amid controversy over Ukraine’s protest against the scheduled screening of a Russian film “Captain Volkonogov Escape”.

Ariesian forces deliberately dropped two 1,000-pound-pound bombs at the Mariupol Theater, which was used as a shelter on March 16, resulting in a mass murder of civilians that amounted to a war crime, according to evidence cited in a report on Thursday. Rights group Amnesty International.

Biden will stand with the US, NATO allies Ukraine ‘as long as it takes’.

Speaking in Madrid, President Joe Biden on Thursday promised that the U.S. And its NATO allies will support Ukraine in the war with Russia “as long as it takes”.

Russia is paying a “very heavy price” for its decision to invade Ukraine, Biden said during a news conference in Madrid at the end of a six-day trip to Europe, including a summit of NATO leaders.

Earlier this month, Moscow defaulted on its national debt for the first time in a century and sanctions imposed by the US and its NATO allies have hurt its economy.

“I don’t know how it will end,” Biden said of the war, “but it will not end with the Russian defeat of Ukraine.”

– Francesca Chambers and Michael Collins, USA Today

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