Russian troops launched two missile attacks and hit a road and a railway bridge in the aforementioned estuary. Zelenski has accused Russia late this Sunday of damaging 90 percent of the houses in the city of Severodonetsk, in Donbas.
The Russian army, which has focused its attacks on the east and south of Ukraine, also launches sporadic missile launches in the west of the country, in the coastal city of Odessa, where it has once again damaged several infrastructures in the Dniester River estuary, near the Black Sea.
Russian troops launched two missile strikes, hitting a road and a railway bridge in the estuary. Both infrastructures had already been damaged in previous attacks, according to local Ukrainian agencies.
"Desperately continuing to destroy the non-functioning bridge over the Dniester estuary, the Russians hit the previously broken track," Serhiy Bratchuk, a spokesman for the Odessa Military Administration, posted on his Telegram account.
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"The blast wave damaged several nearby private houses. No casualties have been reported among the population. A missile was shot down by the air defense," said the military officer. He added that "on the morning of May 30, an anti-aircraft missile unit of the (Ukrainian) Southern Air Command detected and destroyed a Kh-type cruise missile fired by a Russian strategic bomber from the Black Sea in the Odessa region."
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Odessa is a strategic city located a few kilometers from the borders with Moldova and Romania, from which the Dniester River estuary separates them, and is also close to the Crimean peninsula, which the Russians occupied in 2014. The historic city is almost the only outlet to the Black Sea that Ukraine still maintains and has not been occupied by the Russians.
ZELENSKY ACCUSES RUSSIA OF DAMAGING 90 PERCENT OF HOUSES
For his part, the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, accused Russia late this Sunday of damaging 90 percent of the houses in the city of Severodonetsk, located in Donbas, and visited the city of Kharkov. "90 percent of the houses are damaged, more than two thirds of the houses in the city have been completely destroyed. There is no mobile connection and the bombing is constant," the president denounced in a speech published on the page of the presidency of Ukraine.
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Thus, it has warned that the attackers wanted to raise their flag on the Severodonetsk administration building, which is located on the Boulevard of Friendship of Nations. "We are doing everything possible to repel this offensive. There was not a day when we did not try to find more weapons, more modern weapons to defend our land, to defend our people," Zelensky stressed.
Zelensky has described the destruction in the city of Kharkov as a symbol of Russia's war of extermination and of his own losses during this conflict. "The black, burned and half-ruined apartment buildings look to the east and north with their windows, from where the Russian artillery was firing," explained the Ukrainian president.
Likewise, he stressed that "a third of the Kharkov region is still under occupation. "We will definitively liberate the entire territory," he has sentenced.
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