IN PICTURES: The Devastating Aftermath of Russian Attacks on Odesa
| July 22, 2023, 1:02 pm
Odesa has endured numerous Russian attacks since February 24, 2022. However, the city experienced an unprecedented four consecutive nights of intense missile and drone strikes concentrated on the seaport from July 18 to 21.
The pattern repeated itself with astonishing precision. The naval missiles and kamikaze drones attacked together, three successive nights, starting at 2:00 a.m., with the all-clear sounding after two hours, around 4 a.m.
Residents of Odesa, particularly those living near the port adjacent to the historic center, were rattled by the shock waves, feeling their houses' walls and windows tremble throughout the three nights of attacks.
War reporters Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov, who are originally from Odessa, documented the aftermath of the missile attacks daily.
The woman depicted in these photos is Olga, the wife of a local business owner.
She says that everything they had - their business built from scratch - was destroyed by another Russian relentless attack. It was a private enterprise, not large compared to others.
Not only did a portion of the crop get consumed by the fire, but the remaining harvest also requires immediate transportation.
Leaving it exposed in the open air or in a leaky hangar poses a significant risk of rain damage.