The runway at Odessa airport has been destroyed by a Russian missile attack. This was announced by the Ukrainian army on Saturday. The impact of a Russian cruise missile rendered the runway unusable, it said.
Odessa is the last major Black Sea city still controlled by Ukraine. It is near the breakaway Moldovan region of Transnistria, where Russian soldiers are stationed.
The army had previously reported new Russian attacks with a focus on eastern Ukraine. “The fighting continues,” but there are no successes for Russia, they say. In the vicinity of the city of Izyum in the Kharkiv region, Russia continues to gather troops for the attack. The city of Kharkov itself was also attacked during the night. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke of his army’s “tactical successes” in the region.