Skip to content
Edit post

Update: Russian missile attack on Odesa Oblast port injures civilian, damages Singaporean company's export terminal

by Martin Fornusek and The Kyiv Independent news desk April 19, 2024 4:22 PM 1 min read
State Emergency Service workers at the scene of a Russian missile attack on the Pivdennyi Port in Odesa Oblast on April 19, 2024. (State Emergency Service/Telegram)
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

Russia launched a missile attack against Odesa Oblast on April 19, injuring a civilian and damaging port infrastructure, Governor Oleh Kiper reported.

President Volodymyr Zelensky added later that two food export terminals were damaged, including one owned by a Singaporean company.

The victim was hospitalized with a shrapnel wound, the governor said.

Zelensky said the strike hit the Pivdennyi Port, destroying agricultural products destined for Asia and Africa.

"Dear partners in the Global South, this is Russia's true attitude towards you, your food security, and well-being. Russia is willing to harm people in your countries in order to achieve its insane goal of destroying our country at any cost," Zelensky wrote on X.

"This is not an isolated incident, but rather part of a deliberate Russian strategy to cause maximum damage to Ukraine and the countries that rely on Ukrainian agricultural goods," he added.

Ukraine's southern regions, namely Odesa Oblast, are frequent targets of Russian attacks. A missile attack on April 10 killed at least six people, regional officials reported at the time.

A Russian missile strike on Odesa on March 29 injured at least five people, including three children, according to local officials.

UPDATE: Russian attacks on Dnipropetrovsk Oblast kill 8, including children, injure over 30
Russian forces attacked Dnipropetrovsk Oblast with missiles in the morning of April 19, killing at least eight people, including two children, and injuring at least 34 others, local authorities reported.
Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

3:45 PM

Moldova, EU sign pact on security, defense.

"It (partnership) will allow to jointly address common security challenges, make our engagement more effective and explore new areas of cooperation," European Union's top diplomat Josep Borrell said.
Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
9:24 AM

Russian delegation arrives in North Korea.

According to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, these military ties are increasingly a "two-way street," in which North Korea provides Russia with military equipment to use in Ukraine.
8:33 AM

German FM in Kyiv: Germany's air defense initiative collects close to 1 billion euros.

Upon her arrival, Baerbock underscored Ukraine's need for air defenses to help repel Russian aerial attacks. "That's why, together with Defense Minister (Boris) Pistorius, I launched a global initiative for more air defense. Almost a billion euros have now been raised to provide additional support for the Ukrainian air defense forces, and we are working intensively to ensure that there is even more," she said.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.