At least three Ukrainian cities were targeted by Russian fire this Sunday:
- in Kharkiv, the second city of the country, close to the Russian border in the North-East, the regional governor advances the toll of seven dead and about thirty wounded, including children. According to him, residential buildings and a bus depot were targeted by the shots
- in Mykolaiv, on the Black Sea, several rockets fell. Relief operations are also continuing in the regional government building, which was hit last week. According to official Ukrainian figures, thirty-six people were killed.
- in Odessa, a major port on the Black Sea, a series of explosions were heard early in the morning and columns of black smoke rose above the city. Logistics infrastructure was hit on the outskirts, in an industrial area, without causing any casualties.
The Black Sea region has come under particular attack in recent days as Moscow tries to cut the country off from its access to the sea and create a corridor between Russia and Crimea.
The Russian command announces a redeployment of its troops to the South and East, raising fears of very violent battles.
Since the start of the war, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has counted more than 1,400 civilians killed in Ukraine, including more than 120 children, while specifying that the real toll is most likely much higher.