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A missile attack on a shopping center and a warehouse of goods caused at least one dead and five injured in the city of Odessa, in southern Ukraine, the Ukrainian army advanced this Tuesday.

The Southern Operational Command of the Ukrainian armed forces said, throughout Monday and overnight, Russian troops fired at least seven missiles at Odessa from the Crimean peninsula, controlled by Russia since 2014.

One of the missiles “managed to penetrate a shopping center and a warehouse of consumer products”, said the Ukrainian army, in a publication on the social network Facebook.

“The enemy continues to attack civilians and civilian infrastructure” in the port city by the Black Sea, using “obsolete” munitions, which date back to the era of the Soviet Union, according to the publication.

Spokesperson for the Headquarters of Operations of the Odessa Regional Military Administration, Sergei Bratchuk, said that “already at night”, Russian troops attacked the region again.

“The enemy continues to launch missiles at the city and region, trying to destroy the infrastructure. We thank the air defense forces for their combat work,” Bratchuk said on the Telegram platform.

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