A young Ukrainian woman who found herself trapped in her hometown, after it was occupied by Russian soldiers, and spent four months hiding from Russian soldiers has shared the details of her ordeal with Katapult Ukraine.
On the night of June 27th, Russia launched a missile attack on the village of Mayaky, located 40 km from Odesa. A huge fire broke out at the site of the explosion. More than 60 private houses were damaged, four completely burned down, and 25 houses rendered unsuitable for living. Eight people have been reported injured, including three-year-old twins.
German Minister Claudia Roth spent two days in Odesa on a working visit. The politician visited cultural events and promised to help the city to preserve its cultural heritage and speed up the process of the city center’s inclusion to the UNESCO world heritage list.