WATCH: Odessa airport under missile attack

WATCH: Odessa airport under missile attack

WATCH: Odessa airport under missile attack.

WATCH: Odessa airport under missile attack.

RUSSIAN airstrikes are apparently underway in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, with heavy explosions reported near the airport and video footage showing a potential missile attack.

Several Russian warships have also been spotted near the city with early reports suggesting that the strike was carried out on the city’s airport by the Russian Navy.

According to Sergey Bratchuk, Chairman of the Public Council at the Odessa Regional State Administration via Facebook: “Russian paratroopers have landed, fire to defeat them! They also landed in the airport”. Bratchuk states that the information came from Vitaliy Kim, head of the Mykolaiv Regional State Administration.

According to Reuters, Ukraine’s Deputy Defence Minister says they are examining information about the shelling of Odessa Airport.

On Tuesday, March 1, bombs obliterated Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv and attacks continued in the capital of Kyiv.

Also on March 1, Ukraine’s strategic city of Kherson, which is an important port on the Black Sea and on the Dnieper River, and the home of a major ship-building industry, reportedly fell to Russian troops.

Russian forces are believed to have set up checkpoints on the outskirts of the southern Ukrainian city, near Moscow-controlled Crimea, according to the mayor of Kherson Igor Kolykhayev, who said that they had formed a blockade around the city, which has a population of around 280,000 people.

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