At least 17 people have been killed and more than 30 injured after Russian missiles struck an apartment in Ukraine's Odesa region. One missile hit a nine-storey residential building killing 14 people in the town of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi. Another missile hit two other buildings nearby and killed three people.
Authorities have said that some people could be buried under the rubble after the building collapsed and claimed that the missile was fired from a strategic aircraft in the Black Sea.
Seven People Were Rescued From The Rubble
Serhiy Bratchuk, a spokesman for the Odesa regional administration, stated that seven people were rescued from the rubble of the building, including three children during the Friday night attack which happened nearly 80 kilometers south of the city of Odesa, according to Euro News.
The attack came days after a shopping mall in Ukraine was obliterated by a Russian missile and at least 20 people were killed in the incident.
Last week, a Russian missile smashed into the shopping center in Kremenchuk when more than 1000 people were inside the building, claimed Ukraine.
Over 35,000 Russian Soldiers Killed In The War
More than 35,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the war, according to Ukraine which stated more than 1500 tanks and over 200 planes of Russia have also been destroyed.
Russian troops have also withdrawn from Snake island in the Black Sea on Thursday. The Ukrainian Armed Forces stated Putin's troops left the island after Ukraine carried out a "successful" operation.
The small but strategic territory was the scene of one of the opening salvos of the war in Ukraine, with demands from a Russian warship calling for the Ukrainian defenders to surrender, who boldly replied with "Russian warship, go f*** yourself", according to CNN.
Snake Island, which is also known as Zmiinyi Ostriv in Ukrainian, is close to the sea lanes leading to the Bosphorus and Mediterranean.