War in Ukraine: curfew in effect in Odessa from Saturday evening until Monday morning

A curfew is in place this Saturday evening, until Monday morning in Odessa. This measure taken in this major Ukrainian port based on the Black Sea aims to deal with the “threat” of missile strikes.

After the bombing of the train station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, “a threat of a missile attack looms over Odessa, April 10, 2022. That is why a curfew is imposed in Odessa and its region from 9 p.m. on April 9 until 6 a.m. on April 11, 2022,” the regional military administration announced on Friday.

Thursday evening, an AFP journalist in this city heard explosions, without being able to determine their origin. The next day, the Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that “a reception and training center for foreign mercenaries in Krasnosilka, northeast of Odessa”, had been destroyed by missiles.

“Last night the enemy struck (…) the village of Krasnosilka, unfortunately there were injuries and deaths. Infrastructure has been damaged,” the head of the military administration of the Odessa region Maxime Marchenko said in a video message broadcast on Telegram on Friday evening. During the day, “the enemy fired a missile not far from Odessa, but, fortunately, there were no casualties,” he added, without providing further details.

Friday, April 8, at least 52 people, including five children, were killed in a missile strike on Kramatorsk station in eastern Ukraine, while senior European officials were traveling to Boutcha, a city symbol of the atrocities of which Russia is accused.

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