Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine


A woman walks next to her damaged house, caused by a rocket strike in the Odesa region, Ukraine, on 27 June.
A woman walks next to her damaged house, caused by a rocket strike in the Odesa region, Ukraine, on 27 June. (NurPhoto/Reuters)

Officials in the southern city of Mykolaiv said “about 11 missiles” were fired on Monday night — part of a spike in Russian missile attacks across Ukraine.

Vitalii Kim, head of the Mykolaiv regional military administration, said some missiles had been shot down by air defenses but provided no further details.

Three people were killed in a rocket attack on the coastal town of Ochakiv, southwest of Mykolaiv, including a 6-year-old girl, Kim said. Six others were wounded.

Natalia Humenuk, spokesperson for the armed forces in southern Ukraine, said “so far there is no information about casualties” from the missile attacks on Mykolaiv.

The Russians, Humenuk said, had used KH-22 missiles — the same type that struck the Kremenchuk mall on Monday — against the southern Odesa region.

“These are old-style missiles, and their guidance is completely aimless, they have a wide range. That’s probably why such an absolutely illogical hit in private houses [in Odesa] happened,” she said.

Elsewhere in the south: Humenuk said Ukrainian strikes against Russian air defenses on Snake Island continued, and their radar station was not working.

She said in Kherson “we are slowly moving forward” despite Russian artillery and air strikes.

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Humenuk said the Russians did not “have large reserves left to transfer” in the southern theater. “They gather forces in small groups to [try to] retrieve lost positions,” she said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the General Staff of the Ukrainian military said Russian efforts in the south focused on holding their positions in the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions.



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