08:30 26 Sep 2023

Russian drones once again attack ports of Odesa

Photo: Oleh Kiper/Odesa Regional State Administration

On Tuesday night, September 26, the Russian forces once again attacked the port infrastructure of the Odesa region. 

The drone strikes caused destruction and led to civilian casualties, Rubryka reports, referring to the head of the Odesa regional military administration, Oleh Kiper.

The head of the region reported that Russian drones hit the port infrastructure in the Izmail area, the southern part of the Odesa region that borders NATO member Romania.

"Two men, truck drivers, were injured. One of them was given medical assistance at the scene, and the other was hospitalized with a severe hand injury," said Kiper. 

He added that the building of the checkpoint, warehouses, about 30 trucks, and six vans were damaged in the attack.

Одещина обстріл порт

Photo: Oleh Kiper/Odesa Regional State Administration

Local journalist Andrii Tsaplienko said he believes the area targeted by the Russians is the river ferry crossing Orlivka–Isakcha between Ukraine and Romania.

According to Kiper, the drone attack on the Odesa region lasted for two hours, and the air defense downed most of the drones.

Around midnight on September 26, an air raid warning was announced in several regions of Ukraine due to the threat of Russia drone attacks. Air defense was activated in Mykolaiv, Cherkasy, and Dnipro regions.

On Thursday, September 21, Russian troops bombarded the Odesa region with the Onyx hypersonic missile, damaging a recreational facility.


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