scorecardA Russian missile strike damaged the runway of an airport in Odesa, rendering it unusable, Ukraine says
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A Russian missile strike damaged the runway of an airport in Odesa, rendering it unusable, Ukraine says

Sarah Al-Arshani   

A Russian missile strike damaged the runway of an airport in Odesa, rendering it unusable, Ukraine says
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  • Ukraine's military says Russian missiles damaged an airport in Odesa on Saturday.
  • The damage to the airport's runway makes it unusable.

A Russian missile strike damaged the runway of an airport in the port of Odesa and it can no longer be used, the Ukrainian military said on Saturday.

"As a result of a missile attack in the Odesa region, the runway at Odesa airport was damaged. Its further use is impossible," the Ukrainian military said in a Telegram post, according to Reuters.

According to CNN, witnesses reported multiple explosions and saw at least one combat plane over the city.

Russian forces have been working to seize parts of southern and eastern Ukraine, but Odesa has seen relatively little destruction so far in the war.

Reuters added that Russia also struck the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, including in the town of Dobropillia in Donetsk.

The invasion of Ukraine has left several cities in rubble, including Mariupol where thousands of civilians and soldiers are trapped in underground bunkers in the Azovstal steel plant.

The United Nations reported that so far 2,899 people have been killed in Ukraine including 210 children, and 3,235 have been injured, including 309 children.

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