Attack on Odesa deliberately aimed at killing as many civilians as possible — Prosecutor General of Ukraine

The moment Odesa was attacked on April 29. Photo: Prosecutor General's Office, video screenshot/X

For the recent strike on Odesa, Russians used an Iskander ballistic missile equipped with a cluster munition which can wound multiple people.

This was reported by the Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office on the official X account.

“This is an indiscriminate weapon, the use of which can lead to significant civilian casualties. Metal fragments and missile debris were recovered within a 1.5 km radius from the attack site. The investigation has grounds to believe that Russian Armed Forces officers decided to use this particular weapon deliberately to kill as many Ukrainian civilians as possible,” says the official statement.

The statement is accompanied by a video of the strike, which shows multiple little explosions as the munitions are scattered.

On April 29, Russians launched an Iskander-M ballistic missile with a cluster warhead at Odesa, hitting a facility of the Odesa Law Academy and killing 5 people. More than 25 people were injured, the area is one of the favourite strolling areas among Odesa residents.

“Monsters. Beasts. Savages. Scum. I don’t know what else to say,” Odesa Mayor Hennadii Trukhanov commented on the attack.

Today, on April 30, Russian bombing killed 1 person in Kharkiv and wounded 7 people.

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