“Good Morning, Odesa” From the Russian Invaders

by Olha Povaliaieva
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
“Good Morning, Odesa” From the Russian Invaders

On 14 June, Russian ships fired 2 missiles at a port city in the south of the country

Today, the Russian annexation of Ukrainian Crimea in 2014 looks like a careful plan. The aggressor country chose the peninsula and part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions to have more points of contact with Ukraine. This allowed Russia to launch an offensive from 3 sides at once. Peninsula Crimea still serves as an excellent point for launching missiles.

On 14 June, annexed Crimea was used again to attack peaceful cities in Ukraine. At 7 a.m., the Russian Federation launched 2 Soviet supersonic universal anti-ship missiles over Odesa. They were developed in 1970. Recall that several experts consider old missiles more dangerous than modern ones due to an error impact of hundreds of meters.

What targets the Russian missiles were to hit is unknown. Ukrainian air defense was able to destroy both missiles in the air, they fell into the sea.

At the moment, the aggressor country is losing the previously seized territory of southern Ukraine. Therefore, the blows become ruthless, corresponding to the tactics of scorched earth. The Ministry of defense reported that the Russian side, trying to regain control over the north-western part of the Black sea, has installed in the Crimea coastal missile complexes Bal and Bastion. On June 11, the enemy fleet in the Black sea increased by 2 large landing craft. About 40 cruise missiles are aimed at Ukraine. Therefore, this "good morning" is not the first and, unfortunately, not the last for Ukrainian civilians.

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