A girl was killed in an attack by Ukrainian drones in the Crimea on Wednesday night, the local governor appointed by Moscow said.
“Following an attack by an enemy drone, four administrative buildings, were damaged in northwestern Crimea,” governor Sergey Aksionov wrote on Telegram.
“Unfortunately, the attack didn’t pass without casualties and as girl was killed,” he added.
He added that specialized teams are working at the scene of the attack, expressing his condolences to the girl’s family.
Since the start of the attack on Ukraine in February 2022, the Crimea region has been constantly targeted by air and sea drone attacks.
The Russian authorities stated that two civilians were killed on Sunday night in an attack targeting the bridge linking Russia with Crimea, and Moscow, which annexed Crimea in 2014, accused Ukraine of the attack and opened an investigation into a “terrorist act”.
In eastern Crimea, a fire in a military training field, accompanied by explosions that may have been caused by ammunition stockpiles, according to Russian electronic media, on Wednesday led to the evacuation of more than 2,000 people in four neighboring regions.
11 people were injured in the Russian night bombing targeting the Ukrainian cities of Mykolaiv and Odessa, according to local officials in the early hours of Thursday morning.
“The Russians hit the city center, a garage and a three-story apartment building caught fire”.
The Ukrainian Air Force had previously declared an air alert in Mykolaiv, Odessa and other regions, noting that it had detected missiles being launched towards the Odessa region.
“There is a big hole in the ground near a three-storey residential building,” the city’s mayor, Oleksandr Senkevich, wrote on Telegram, noting that emergency services were working at the site.
“At least five residential towers were damaged,” he added.
He stated that the fire had caught fire in several garages at another address, without going into details.
“The city of Odessa is under attack,” wrote Oleh Kiper, governor of the Odessa region, without specifying its nature.
He added, “There was destruction in the center of Odessa as a result of this Russian attack,” adding that the authorities had information about two victims in the hospital, without going into details.
Odessa’s ports were major transit hubs for the export of grain from Ukraine to international markets before Moscow announced earlier this week that it was withdrawing from an agreement granting safe passage to cargo ships in the Black Sea.
Kiev claimed on Wednesday that Russia destroyed 60 thousand tons of grain intended for export in a night bombing targeting Odessa.
Mykolaiv is located on the Black Sea, about 170 km from Crimea, which annexed by Moscow, and has been repeatedly a target for Russian forces since its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
Moscow announced that its missiles targeted military sites in Odessa, but Hodge supported Ukrainian accusations that the attacks destroyed agricultural infrastructure and 60,000 tons of grain intended for export.
Russia confirmed that, starting from Thursday, it would deal with ships heading to Ukraine in the Black Sea as potential military carriers, with the countries whose flags these ships fly as parties to the conflict.