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Russia launches new wave of strikes on southern Ukraine overnight

Source: Meduza

In the early hours of February 11, the Russian army launched two air strikes on the Odesa region, according to Ukrainian Armed Forces Operation Command South.

The attacks hit critical infrastructure in regions bordering Moldova and the breakaway region of Transnistria, says Ukrainian Armed Forces, “to sow panic in the population.” Russia dropped four bombs on Zmiinyi Island (Snake Island) and launched three anti-ship missiles at the Odesa coast. There were no casualties.

On the evening of February 10, Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that Russia launched a barrage of drone attacks on critical infrastructure in southern Ukraine. Ukraine says they shot down 11 out of 12 kamikaze drones launched by Russia, and that one drone damaged an energy facility in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

Also on February 10, a video circulated on Russian pro-war Telegram channels, allegedly showing a naval drone strike on a bridge in Zatoka, a beach resort in the Odesa region. Online publication The Insider confirmed that the geolocation and time stamps of the video match pro-war Telegram channel’s claims about where and when it was shot. A source for The Insider says that the bridge in Zatoka is the only direct route to southwestern Odesa from other parts of Ukraine. If the bridge closes, the only access to that region will be through Moldova.

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Ukrainian authorities have not yet commented on the alleged bridge attack. Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesperson for the military administration of the Odesa region, stressed that the clip’s authenticity is still unconfirmed. 

Russia struck the same bridge in spring and summer of 2022.

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