23 Apr 2022

Russia Ukraine conflict: Odesa hit by missile attacks

Russian forces have been pushing on with their military campaign across the Donbas in eastern Ukraine, and also in the south of the country.

Today another effort to evacuate civilians from the besieged city of Mariupol has again ended in failure.


The Russian military has been pounding cities in the Luhansk region in the Donbas according to the governor there – forcing Ukrainian troops to pull back in some areas as well as partially blockading Kharkiv in the north east.


According to the Ukrainian government, Russian forces have also resumed airstrikes over Mariupol in the south and are trying to storm the Azovstal steel works where the remaining Ukrainian soldiers are holding out.


And the southern city of Odesa has also been hit in a missile strike.