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4 Mar 2022

Ukrainian city Odesa anticipates imminent Russian attack

International Editor

People in the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa are anticipating an imminent attack.

The strategically vital port on the Black Sea coast will now be a target for Russian forces.

They control the area near the city on the west side of the Dnieper River.

With Kherson and Mariupol occupied, Russia has almost all the Southern and Eastern borders of Ukraine encircled.

Ground based Russian units are now likely to attempt to reach Odesa.

And with the Russian Black Sea fleet positioned off the coast, there’s also fear of an amphibious landing

This would mean Russia controls all Ukraine’s main points of access to the Sea.