The Harry Potter castle in Odesa went up in flames after the Russian missile attack

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At least five people were killed and more than 30 injured in a Russian missile attack on the Black Sea port city of Odesa on Monday, Ukrainian authorities say.
Ukrainian authorities believe Russia used an Iskander ballistic missile and cluster munitions to carry out the attack.
“Metal fragments and missile debris were recovered within a 1.5 km (nearly 1 mile) radius from the attack site,” Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin said.
He added that “the investigation has grounds to believe” the Russian military used cluster munitions with the intention of inflicting large number of casualties.
The use, transfer, and production of cluster munitions is prohibited by an international treaty known as the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Russia claims intercept Meanwhile, Russian officials say air defenses in Crimea succeeded in intercepting a major missile and drone attack by Ukraine.
Russian military bloggers said the targets were airfields.
Russian officials said the attack was primarily carried out using six US-supplied Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS), which it said had all been successfully shot down by air defenses.

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According to Ukrainian authorities, a Russian missile attack on the Black Sea port city of Odesa on Monday resulted in at least five fatalities and over thirty injuries.

The office of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General released dramatic video footage of the attack, showing dozens of bomblets detonating in close proximity to the seafront in a matter of seconds.

A local nickname for the educational facility, known as “Harry Potter castle” because of its resemblance to a Scottish baronial pile, was being threatened by flames as depicted in additional videos and images released by the authorities.

According to Ukrainian officials, Russia launched an Iskander ballistic missile and used cluster weapons to execute the attack.

Prosecutor general of Ukraine Andriy Kostin stated that “metal fragments and missile debris were recovered within a 1.5 km (nearly 1 mile) radius from the attack site.”. In order to cause a significant number of casualties, he continued, “the investigation has grounds to believe” that the Russian military used cluster munitions.

He said that among the thirty injured in the attack were two children and a pregnant woman.

Additionally, the strike caused damage to almost twenty residential buildings and infrastructure facilities.

A worldwide agreement known as the Convention on Cluster Munitions forbids the use, transfer, and manufacture of cluster bombs. Nevertheless, neither party nor the US has ratified the agreement.

Both sides in the conflict have used cluster munitions, which the US sent to Ukraine as part of a military aid package last year.

Claim of intercept from Russia.

A significant missile and drone attack by Ukraine was successfully intercepted, according to Russian officials, by the air defenses in Crimea.

Top civilian official in occupied Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, who was appointed by the Kremlin, advised people not to approach potential unexploded ordinance, and another of his officials asked people not to record or share footage of Russian air defenses in action.

According to military bloggers from Russia, the targets were airfields.

Russia’s vital supply line for its ongoing war endeavors, the bridge connecting Crimea to Russia, was temporarily closed to traffic but has since reopened.

Six Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) supplied by the US were the main weaponry used in the attack, according to Russian officials, who also claimed that all of them had been successfully shot down by air defenses.

CNN is unable to independently confirm Russia’s claims, and Ukraine has not responded. Unusually, very few pictures or videos of the explosions have surfaced.

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