According to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Ukrainian Parliament, Lyudmila Denisova, “more than 1.19 million of our fellow citizens, including more than 200,000 children, have been deported to the Russian Federation” since the start of the war. Information cannot be independently verified.
Missile attacks on Odessa
The Russian army continues to struggle with its offensive in southern and eastern Ukraine. At least one person was killed and five others injured in Russian rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Odessa on Tuesday night. This was reported by the Unian agency, citing local military leaders. “The enemy maintains its psychological pressure and continues its hysterical attacks against peaceful civilians and civilian infrastructure,” he said.
The city was rocked by numerous explosions in the evening, due to both rocket fire and anti-aircraft defenses. According to the media, among other things, a shopping center and a warehouse were affected.
According to the Ukrainian army, the Russian Air Force fired several Kinzhal-type hypersonic missiles at Odessa on Monday evening. “Tourist objects” were hit and at least five buildings were destroyed, Ukrajinska Pravda reported.
The port city in southern Ukraine has been the target of Russian rocket attacks since Sunday evening. Several rockets fell in the region on Monday afternoon during a visit by EU Council President Charles Michel. Michel and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal therefore had to ask for protection. With this, Russia shows its true attitude towards Europe, President Volodymyr Zelenskyj commented in the evening.