At least 18 wounded in Russian strike on Ukraine's Mykolaiv

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A three-story residential building was hit in the Mykolaiv city center, and emergency services rescued two people from the rubble.

By REUTERS

Published: JULY 20, 2023 07:12

 REUTERS/ROMAN BALUK)

A view shows a residential building hit by a Russian missile strike the previous day, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Lviv, Ukraine July 7, 2023.

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At least 18 people were wounded by a Russian strike on the Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv on Thursday, regional governor Vitaliy Kim said, while authorities in Odesa reported fresh strikes on the region.

Tensions around Ukraine's Black Sea ports have escalated after Russia warned that ships sailing to them from Thursday would be seen as potential military targets, in the wake of Moscow's withdrawal from a deal securing safe passage of Ukrainian grain shipments.

A three-story residential building was hit in the Mykolaiv city center, and emergency services rescued two people from the rubble, Kim wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

He had written earlier that some people had been killed but provided no further information in subsequent messages.

A firefighter is seen at a site of an office building damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Odesa, Ukraine June 14, 2023. (credit: Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS)

Airstrikes in Odesa 

Odesa administration speaker Serhiy Bratchuk said two people were hospitalized after a strike on Odesa that damaged a building and caused a fire.

Another strike was reported outside the city, Bratchuk wrote on Telegram.

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