Russian airstrike kills 7: Ukrainian police
Published: 14:25 24 February 2022 Updated: 18:49 24 February 2022
Ukrainian police claimed that seven people have been killed in a Russian airstrike. Podilsk, a Ukrainian military base, has been attacked. The airstrike that took place near the northern city of Odesa has killed at least six people. Besides, seven people were wounded and 19 people are missing, reports BBC.
According to Ukrainian police, a Russian airstrike has attacked the military base in the Podilsk area. Six of the dead were from the Odesa area and the other one was from the town of Mariupol. So far, 7 people have been reported wounded. “We do not have any information about 19 people,” the police said.
The Ukrainian military says it has shot down five Russian military planes and a helicopter in the Luhansk region, east of the country near a rebel-held enclave.
Kyiv has claimed that the planes and helicopters crashed into Ukrainian airspace after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale military operation on Thursday.
A statement from Ukraine’s Army General Staff said that according to the Joint Forces Command, five planes and a helicopter had been shot down by the attackers in the area of the joint forces operation on Thursday.
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