Russian drone assault in Odesa area hits Danube port infrastructure

Cargo ships sail via a brief hall after leaving the southern Ukranian port of Odesa on September 1, 2023.

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Russia launched a 3 1/2-hour drone assault on the southern elements of the Odesa area early on Sunday, hitting a Danube River port infrastructure and injuring not less than two individuals, Kyiv mentioned.

Ukraine’s air defence methods shot down 22 of the 25 Iranian-made Shahed drones that Russia launched on Odesa within the early Sunday hours, Ukraine’s Air Power mentioned on the Telegram messaging app.

Ukraine’s South Navy Command mentioned on social media not less than two civilians had been injured within the assault on what it mentioned was the “civil infrastructure of the Danube”.

The Danube has turn out to be Ukraine’s primary route for exporting grain for the reason that collapse of a U.N.-brokered deal in July that had allowed Kyiv to ship its grain by way of the Black Sea.

There was no element on which port facility was hit. The navy mentioned a hearth that resulted from the assault on the facility was rapidly extinguished.

Some Ukrainian media reported blasts within the Reni port, one of many two main ports on the Danube that Ukraine operates. There was no speedy remark from Russia.

Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the experiences.

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