Russian forces launched a drone attack on Odesa overnight April 22-23, injuring nine people, including four children, the head of the regional military administration Oleh Kiper stated.

Of the injured, four are children, two under one-year-old, while the other two are aged nine and twelve. They are currently in hospital in a moderate condition.

Odesa Mayor Hennadiy Trukhanov stated that the attack damaged residential buildings, with at least 14 apartments destroyed.

Drones targeted Kyiv in a simultaneous attack. However, the city administration confirmed that all drones launched at the city were intercepted, causing no damage or injuries.

Mykola Oleshchuk, commander of the Ukrainian Air Forces, stated that Ukrainian forces destroyed 15 out of 16 drones launched by Russian troops over the Odesa, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, and Cherkasy regions.


Oleshchuk said that Russian forces targeted Ukraine with two Iskander-M ballistic missiles.

This recent attack follows a series of assaults on Odessa by Russian forces. On Saturday, April 20, several aerial attacks injured eight people, including two children.

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