Shocking: Russia Turns to Targeting Civilians, Many Dead

Russian missile attacks, yesterday on the southern Odesa area of Ukraine, killed at least 19 people, including a child, according to Ukrainian officials.

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According to emergency service agency DSNS, almost all of the casualties were inside a nine-story building in the hamlet of Serhiyivka that was struck by one missile.

A separate attack on a vacation resort in the village claimed the lives of at least two individuals, including the kid.

In the last few days, Moscow has launched numerous missiles on Ukrainian cities.

Dmitry Peskov, a spokesperson for the Kremlin, rejected targeting civilian targets once more on Friday. According to the DSNS, the rockets struck Serhiyivka on Friday at about 1:00. (22:00 GMT Thursday).

Firefighters are seen in the video hunting for survivors among the nine-story building’s rubble.

They were also observed with what appeared to be a victim’s body in a bag. 38 people, including six children, were hurt in the Russian strikes, according to the DSNS.

According to Maryna Martynenko, a DSNS spokesperson in the Odesa area, the building’s exterior wall was harmed and an adjacent store was set on fire following the attack. Later, firefighters extinguished the blaze.

She reported there were 60 rescuers currently at the scene. There may have been 150 people residing in the structure.

According to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy director of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s administration, the youngster killed at the vacation resort was a 12-year-old boy.

Three people, included two children, were still present, he continued.

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The 60-year-old Yulia Bondar was staying in an adjacent building.

Russian airplanes, according to Ukrainian officials, fired three missiles over the Black Sea. According to Serhiy Bratchuk, a spokesman for the Odesa regional government, it is thought that X-22 missiles from the Soviet era were utilized.

Despite concentrating its military efforts in eastern Ukraine, Russia has continued to utilize longer-range missiles to attack cities all around the nation. Odesa region was attacked once more last night.

Immediately following Russia’s withdrawal from Snake Islands in the western Black Sea, it took place. However, the area has been attacked before during the war, just like other areas.

Russia claimed to be targeting military installations and equipment. In actuality, though, it frequently strikes residential buildings and other public spaces.

Many Ukrainians believe this is intentional, as an effort to undermine the nation’s spirit.

However, it can frequently have the opposite result, which can harden western resolve. It implies Russia’s weapons are frequently inaccurate if it really didn’t intend to kill people.

In actuality, Russia’s long-range missile attacks reveal both a strength and a weakness. The majority of these strikes must be carried out beyond Ukrainian airspace. The sky is still out of Russia’s hands.

That also implies it is unable to conduct intelligence-gathering surveillance and recon flights over the nation.

Russia has been open about its attempts to cut off western military supply routes. Though there isn’t much proof it has worked because weapons are still getting through.