On the morning of May 16, the russian military launched another missile strike at Odesa from the strategic aircraft.
The object of tourist infrastructure was affected, buildings were destroyed, a fire broke out. Rescuers and an investigative task force are working on the spot, the Odessa City Council staff said in Telegram, citing the Operational Command “South”.
"The enemy continues to attack the damaged and non-functioning bridge across the Dniester estuary. But they hit civilians. According to the preliminary information, two adults were wounded and a small child was seriously injured. The rest of the information is being clarified," the statement said.
Previous enemy missile strikes on Odesa happened on May 9. Russia fired missiles at the city throughout the day. In the morning, four Onyx missiles from the Bastion-P complex hit the Odesa region.
In the afternoon of May 9, russian troops fired three Kinzhal [hypersonic aero-ballistic air-to-surface] missiles at Odesa, which hit the tourist infrastructure. Two civilians were injured. Charles Michel, President of the Council of Europe, and Denis Shmygal, the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, were in the city during the shelling.
In the evening of May 9, the russian army struck seven missiles at Odesa. They hit two objects of civil infrastructure, a person died.