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Russian missile attack: explosions rock Zaporizhzhia and Odesa

Saturday, 20 April 2024, 05:07
Russian missile attack: explosions rock Zaporizhzhia and Odesa
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Explosions were heard in the city of Zaporizhzhia a few minutes after an air-raid warning was issued on the night of 19-20 April. Ten of Ukraine’s oblasts were under threat of a Russian attack. An explosion also rocked the city of Odesa at around 07:00.

Source: Ivan Fedorov, Head of Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration; Ukraine’s Air Force

Quote: "There is a threat of high-speed missile strikes on Zaporizhzhia Oblast and other oblasts of Ukraine where the air-raid warning has been issued."

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Details: Ukraine’s Air Force reported that a missile, presumably a Kh-59, was flying towards Poltava Oblast. It later changed its course to the city of Dnipro.

Update: 

05:41: There was a threat of the Russians using their aircraft.

05:55: Ukrainian defenders reported that a missile, presumably a Kh-59, was flying towards Odesa Oblast from the Black Sea.

06:45: Ukraine’s Air Force reported that a missile was flying towards Odesa Oblast.

Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne reported that an explosion had rocked the city of Odesa.

The all-clear was given at 07:21.

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