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19 people were killed in a Russian missile attack in Ukraine on Odessa

At least 19 people were killed in Russian missile attacks on apartment buildings in a coastal town near the Ukrainian city of Odessa early Friday morning. The authorities gave this information. The attack comes as Russian forces on Thursday withdrew from Sneak Island, a major island in the Black Sea. A video of the attack showed the wreckage of buildings in the small town of Serhivka, 50 km southwest of Odessa.

Ukraine’s presidential office said three X-22 missiles fired by Russian launchers hit a building and two camps. “A terrorist state is killing our people,” said the chief of staff of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Andrei Yermak. They are fighting civilians in response to defeat in the war zone. The Ukrainian Security Service said 19 people, including two children, had died. Another 38, including six children and a pregnant woman, were taken to hospital. Most of the victims are residents of apartment buildings.

The Russian army withdrew from Snake Island

A day before the attack, Russian forces withdrew from Snake Island, reducing the threat to the main port city of Odessa in Ukraine. However, Russian forces are involved in efforts to encircle the eastern Luhansk province. The Kremlin (the Russian presidential office) described the withdrawal of troops from Snake Island as a “goodwill gesture”.

Russia is trying to besiege Luhansk

Russian forces in eastern Ukraine are trying to besiege Luhansk, the last stronghold of Ukrainian military resistance in Luhansk, one of the two provinces under the Donbass region. Luhansk Governor Serhiy Heyday said Russia was trying to besiege the city of Lyschansk and was fighting for control of an old oil refinery in the city. He said that heavy bombardment was taking place in the city.

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The factory was captured in three days

But Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Friday that Russian separatist forces had captured the refinery, as well as a mine and gelatin factory in Lysechansk “in the past three days”. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s presidential office said civilians were also killed in eastern Ukraine in several Russian attacks in the past 24 hours.

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