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Russian missile strike kills 18 people in Ukraine's Odesa region – authorities

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KYIV — Russian missiles struck an apartment and two holiday camps near Odesa, the Black Sea Port of Ukraine, early Friday, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens, Ukrainian officials said. ..

A missile attacked a building in the village of Serhivka in the Birhorod-Donistrovsky district at 1 am (Thursday 2200 GMT), killing 16 people, said Ihorb Darenko, an emergency official in the Odesa region. Told on TV. I was rescued.

Budarenko said rescue efforts are still underway to find people who may still be trapped in the building where 152 people lived.

Odesa local government spokesman Serhiy Bratchuk said the missiles also struck two nearby holiday camps.

Odesa Regional Governor Maksym Marchenko announced in a Telegram post the total death toll of 18 and 31 hospitalized. He said Russia used a Soviet-era Kh-22 missile. They all came from the direction of the Black Sea.

Reuters could not independently confirm the details of the incident.

Russia has refused to target civilians since it invaded Ukraine in late February in a way called a "special operation" to demilitarize its neighbors.

Ukrainian officials said a Kh-22 missile launched by a Russian bomber struck a crowded shopping mall in central Clementuk on Monday, killing at least 19 people. The strike was criticized by Western leaders and the Pope, but Russia refused to explain Ukraine, saying that the missile attacked and fired at a Western-supplied weapons store next to the mall.

Thursday's Ukrainian generals are trying to attack military and important infrastructure with missile attacks, but civilian life due to frequent use of inaccurate Soviet missiles. Said that it was significantly damaged.

He said 202 missiles were launched in Ukraine in the second half of June, an increase of 120 from the first half of the month. He estimated that 68 private sites were attacked in the second half of June. (Report by Max Hunder, additional report by Ronald Popeski and Olzhas Auyezov, edited by Sandra Maler, Lincoln Feast, Nick Macfie)