In his nightly sermon, its president Ukrainian, Volodymyr Zelenskyreferred to Fidonisi and as he pointed out in its liberation from Russian occupation.
“Undoubtedly, the key word today is Fidonisi. There had been so much talk about Fidonisi only when the Russian warship went there. Then the ship left for good – and now the island is free again. I am grateful to the military services of Ukraine and the fighters of the “Alpha” battalion and the pilots of the Air Force,” said Zelensky.
He went on to say:Fidonisi is of strategic importance and significantly changes the situation in the Black Sea. It does not guarantee our safety yet, nor that the enemy will not return, but it limits the enemy’s activities to a great extent. Little by little we will get them out of our sea, our sky and our land».
Smoke was seen rising from the island in satellite photos released, as well as in images broadcast by Ukrainian media. In fact, the Ukrainian authorities reported that the Russian soldiers left the island … running as they boarded two speedboats.
Ten dead in an apartment building hit by a Russian missile in the Odesa region
Meanwhile, at least ten people, including children, were killed when a Russian missile hit a block of flats on the outskirts of Odessaof the major port of southern Ukraine, announced today (1/7) a Ukrainian official.
“The number of dead in the apartment building has increased to ten,” the representative of the Odesa regional authorities, Serhii Brachuk, said via Telegram. Earlier, the authorities spoke of six dead, among them three children.
Source: News Beast