Cover image: Smoke billows from a building housing the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea, September 22, 2023, after a Ukrainian missile attack. HANDOUT / via REUTERS
Russia has again attacked the Odessa region, in southern Ukraine, with nineteen drones and fourteen missiles, with authorities reporting two deaths on Monday morning. According to the Ukrainian military, Russia led the assault with nineteen Iranian-made Shahed drones, two Oniks supersonic missiles and twelve other Kalibr missiles. A submarine was also mobilized, said the same source.All drones and eleven Kalibr missiles were shot down by air defenses, continued the army. An Oniks projectile hit an “empty” grain warehouse in the port of Odessa, said Nataliya Gumenyuk, an army spokeswoman, asserting that the seaside resort is “actually destroyed”.Ukrainian special services announce the death of the commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov, commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, and thirty-three other Russian officers were killed in the Ukrainian bombing of the Sevastopol headquarters on Friday, September 22, the army’s special services said on Monday Ukrainian, on Telegram, without providing proof.The first American Abrams tanks have arrived in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Monday, welcoming this “good news”. The delivery of these tanks to Kiev was announced last week by the American president during a visit to the White House by Mr. Zelensky, in search of additional support in the midst of the Ukrainian counter-offensive.Russia added, on Monday, the president of the International Criminal Court, the Pole Piotr Hofmanski, to his list of wanted people, without specifying the reason. “Wanted in connection with a criminal investigation,” reads the Interior Ministry database, according to state news agencies TASS and RIA Novosti.
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