Explosions were heard at around 2 a.m. on April 19 in Odesa, according to local media.
A few minutes earlier, authorities in Odesa reported that the city's air raid alerts had been activated.
Media outlet Suspilne said its correspondents heard explosions.
Meanwhile, Dumskaya, an Odesa-based news outlet, said that a drone was shot down and that the region's air defense is active. The outlet also reported a fire in Chornomorsk, a city located around 20 kilometers from Odesa.
The Kyiv Independent can not independently verify this information.