Russia bombarded Transfiguration Cathedral and residential facilities in Odesa

Russian invaders launched another powerful missile attack on Odesa and the region, on the night of Sunday, July 23. 

The Transfiguration Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was destroyed in the Odesa, many other buildings and cars were damaged, and dozens of people were injured and one was killed.

Russia launched multiple different types of missiles in Odesa

According to the Ukrainian Southern Operational Command, Russian invaders used at least five types of missiles of various basing systems during the attack on the Odesa region. Ukrainian Air Defence Forces eliminated a significant number of enemy air targets.

Later, the head of the Joint Coordination Press Centre of the Southern Ukrainian Defence Forces, Natalia Humeniuk, said that the enemy had launched about 20 sea-, air- and land-based missiles.

“I urge all states and organisations to condemn this barbaric war crime” – Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba 

The Russian attack destroyed the port infrastructure and damaged at least six residential buildings, including apartment blocks.

Many buildings in Odesa have damaged roofs, facades, and broken windows. In addition, dozens of cars were damaged.

Two architectural monuments were damaged. The Transfiguration Cathedral in one of Odesa’s central squares was damaged by a Russian missile. In addition, the House of Scientists and nearby buildings were damaged. 

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has called on the international community to respond to Russia’s actions, which caused extensive damage to the historic centre of Odesa with another missile attack.

Serious damage of Odesa Transfiguration Cathedral 

The cathedral building was seriously damaged and a huge fire broke out. The cathedral’s foundation and central piles were destroyed, half of the building was left without a roof, stucco was damaged, and all the windows were blown out.

 Orthodox shrines were also damaged. The  Icon of the Mother of God of Kasperov, the patron saint of Odesa, was pulled out of the rubble.

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