Russia attacked Odesa with Shahed drones, there is destruction and victims. Photos
On the night of Wednesday, January 17, Russian occupation forces attacked Odesa with Shahed drones. Explosions were heard in the city, and air defense forces were shooting down enemy targets. The attack resulted in three civilian casualties.
This was reported by the head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration, Oleh Kiper. He noted that there was damage to civilian residential infrastructure.
Fires were reported in the city.
Kiper later wrote that the 62-year-old man had sustained a shrapnel wound due to the enemy attack. "Doctors are providing all the necessary assistance," he said.
Later, the number of injured increased to three people: womans born in 1955 and 1995 were also wounded.
A total of 130 civilians were evacuated from the damaged building.
Later, it became known that a fire broke out in one of the residential buildings in Odesa as a result of a Russian drone attack. Windows and glass were smashed in neighboring buildings. A giant sinkhole was formed near the high-rise building as a result of the Shahed's fall.
"There is a deep crater in the middle of the street. Four cars burned down, eight more were damaged by the blast wave. A gas pipe caught fire, two balconies, an apartment on the second floor of a 5-storey building, and the facade of the building were partially destroyed: all these are the consequences of the night attack on Odesa by the Russian Federation," Suspilne Odesa writes.
The Southern Defense Forces noted that air defense had been repelling the enemy attack for almost three hours. One drone was destroyed in the Mykolaiv and Kropyvnytskyi regions. In the Odesa region, which was particularly heavily attacked by the Russians, 11 targets were shot down.
"In the Odesa region, 11 drones were shot down on approach to the coast, most of them fell into the sea. However, the wreckage of several downed drones and the blast wave damaged apartment buildings, shops, and private cars in the Prymorskyi district of Odesa. In several locations, fires broke out, setting apartments and cars of civilians on fire. Firefighters promptly extinguished the fires," the Southern Defense Forces commented on the attack.