Missiles Target Odesa..AGAIN! | UKRAINE WAR UPDATE DAY 73

Missiles Target Odesa..AGAIN! | UKRAINE WAR UPDATE DAY 73

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-Six missiles hit the southern Ukrainian port city of Odesa on Saturday, the spokeswoman for Ukraine's southern military command told the country's public broadcaster. Spokeswoman Natalia Humeniuk said four rockets hit a furniture factory in a residential area, while the other two struck an already damaged runway strip. She added that information on casualties was being clarified.

- Russian Duma speaker accuses US of being directly involved in fighting against Russia in Ukraine.

- Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the lower house of parliament, the Duma, accused the U.S. of direct involvement in military action against Russia. “Washington is essentially coordinating and developing military operations, directly participating in military actions against (Russia)," he said. The U.S. and other Western allies have supplied Ukraine with heavy weapons but repeatedly said they won't take part in fighting.

- Sandu sees no military threat to Moldova amid explosions in Transnistria. “Moldova is not threatened now,” Moldovan President Maia Sandu said during a meeting with the Lithuanian president. She added that the Moldovan authorities continue to monitor the situation closely, and are doing everything possible to prevent destabilization. Several explosions were reported on May 7 in the Russia-occupied region of Transnistria, bordering Ukraine.

- Governor: Russian aviation strikes Sumy Oblast with missiles, 1 person injured. Russians attacked the areas near the towns of Khotin and Myropillia on May 7, according to Governor of Sumy Oblast Dmytro Zhyvytskyi.

- Russian forces strike Odesa, Mykolaiv. Spokesperson for the Odesa Regional Military Administration Serhiy Bratchuk said on national television Russian forces fired several missiles at Odesa, adding that no further details are known yet. In the southern city of Mykolaiv, Russian troops hit an energy generating company building, when 20 workers were in the office. There were no casualties, the company said.

- Ombudsman: Russia plans to give Russian citizenship to Ukrainians in occupied parts of Kherson Oblast, introduce ruble. According to Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova, Russian forces also plan to return the coat of arms that Kherson Oblast had during the Russian Empire times. Denisova added that residents who are against the occupation are being tortured — over 500 people are currently being held in torture chambers.

- Russia launches 4 missiles on Odesa Oblast. Some infrastructure was damaged but no casualties were reported so far, according to Odesa City Council.

- Stoltenberg: NATO sees no change in Russian nuclear strategy since Feb. 24. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told German newspaper Welt that Russia’s nuclear threats were irresponsible and that “if nuclear weapons were used, there would only be losers on all sides.”

- Russian shelling destroys museum in Kharkiv Oblast. The Hryhorii Skovoroda national museum was attacked late on May 6. The building was destroyed, however, the most valuable exhibits had been moved to a safe place in advance. Source: Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Synehubov.

- The #US Department of Defense has announced a new, ninth, $150 million military aid package to #Ukraine The aid package will include 25,000 155mm artillery shells, three anti-artillery systems, electronic jamming equipment and spare parts for vehicles.

- Russian missile strike targeted Odessa International Airport, firefighting teams are working to put out fires

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