Russia Launches Drone Attack on Southern Parts of Odesa Region
Russia launched a 3 1/2-hour drone attack on the southern parts of the Odesa region early on Sunday, causing damage to a Danube River port infrastructure and resulting in injuries to at least two people, as reported by Kyiv.
According to Ukraine’s Air Force, their air defense systems successfully intercepted and shot down 22 out of the 25 Iranian-made Shahed drones launched by Russia during the early hours of Sunday in Odesa.
Sharing the information on social media, Ukraine’s South Military Command revealed that at least two civilians were injured in the attack, which targeted the “civil infrastructure of the Danube”.
Since the collapse of a U.N.-brokered deal in July that permitted Kyiv to ship its grain through the Black Sea, the Danube has become Ukraine’s primary route for exporting grain.
Although the specific port facility that was hit has not been disclosed, the military stated that the resulting fire was swiftly extinguished.
Some Ukrainian media outlets suggested that the Reni port, one of the two major ports on the Danube operated by Ukraine, experienced the explosions. However, there has been no immediate comment from Russia, and Reuters cannot independently verify these reports.