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Missiles pound Ukraine’s Odesa after Russia marks World War II victory

KYIV: Buildings in Odesa lay in ruins on Tuesday (Could 10), a day after Kremlin forces pounded the southern Ukrainian port with missiles and Russian President Vladimir Putin led defiant celebrations marking the Soviet’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War IIĀ .

Whereas Putin was silent about plans for any escalation in Ukraine, there was no let up in combating with a renewed push by Russian forces on Monday to defeat the final Ukrainian troops holding out in a steelworks in ruined Mariupol.

“You might be combating for the Motherland, for its future, in order that nobody forgets the teachings of World War II. In order that there isn’t a place on this planet for executioners, castigators and Nazis,” Putin mentioned.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in his personal speech on Monday, promised Ukrainians would triumph.

“On the Day of Victory over Nazism, we’re combating for a brand new victory. The street to it’s tough, however we now have little doubt that we’ll win,” mentioned Zelenskyy.

In Odesa, the most important Black Sea port for exporting agricultural merchandise, one individual was killed and 5 individuals have been injured when seven missiles hit a procuring centre and a depot, Ukraine’s armed forces mentioned on Fb.

Video footage from the scene confirmed fireplace and rescue employees combing by way of piles of rubble dousing nonetheless smoking wreckage.

Ukraine – a significant maize and wheat producer – and its allies have intensified efforts on methods to unblock ports or present alternate routes for exporting grain, wheat and corn.

European Council President Charles Michel visited Odesa on Monday, urging afterwards a world response to help Ukraine.

A gathering between Michel and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Odesa was interrupted by the missile assault, forcing the boys right into a bomb shelter, in response to Shmyhal’s official Twitter account.

Within the city of Bogodukhov, north-west of Kharkiv, 4 individuals have been killed and several other houses have been destroyed in Russian assaults, native media quoted Kharkiv officers as saying.

In some jap areas of Ukraine, Luhansk, Kharkiv and Dnipro, air raid sirens might be heard early on Tuesday.

Ukraine’s defence ministry mentioned Russian forces backed by tanks and artillery have been conducting “storming operations” at Mariupol’s Azovstal plant, the place tons of of Ukrainian defenders have held out by way of months of siege.

Mariupol lies between the Crimean Peninsula, seized by Moscow in 2014, and components of jap Ukraine beneath the management of Russia-backed separatists. Capturing town would enable Moscow to hyperlink the 2 areas.

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