A girl walks subsequent to her broken home, attributable to a rocket strike within the Odesa area, Ukraine, on 27 June. (NurPhoto/Reuters)
Officers within the southern metropolis of Mykolaiv mentioned “about 11 missiles” have been fired on Monday night time — a part of a spike in Russian missile assaults throughout Ukraine.
Vitalii Kim, head of the Mykolaiv regional army administration, mentioned some missiles had been shot down by air defenses however offered no additional particulars.
Three folks have been killed in a rocket assault on the coastal city of Ochakiv, southwest of Mykolaiv, together with a 6-year-old lady, Kim mentioned. Six others have been wounded.
Natalia Humenuk, spokesperson for the armed forces in southern Ukraine, mentioned “to this point there isn’t any details about casualties” from the missile assaults on Mykolaiv.
The Russians, Humenuk mentioned, had used KH-22 missiles — the identical sort that struck the Kremenchuk mall on Monday — towards the southern Odesa area.
“These are old-style missiles, and their steerage is totally aimless, they’ve a variety. That is most likely why such a completely illogical hit in personal homes [in Odesa] occurred,” she mentioned.
Elsewhere within the south: Humenuk mentioned Ukrainian strikes towards Russian air defenses on Snake Island continued, and their radar station was not working.
She mentioned in Kherson “we’re slowly transferring ahead” regardless of Russian artillery and air strikes.
Humenuk mentioned the Russians didn’t “have massive reserves left to switch” within the southern theater. “They collect forces in small teams to [try to] retrieve misplaced positions,” she mentioned.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Basic Workers of the Ukrainian army mentioned Russian efforts within the south centered on holding their positions within the Kherson and Mykolaiv areas.