Five killed in Russian strike on Ukraine’s ‘Harry Potter fortress’ | EUROtoday

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Five folks have been killed in a Russian strike on a Ukrainian regulation faculty recognized domestically because the “Harry Potter castle” within the southern Ukrainian port of Odesa, native officers mentioned.

Local officers mentioned that at the very least 32 others had been injured in Monday’s assault with 23 of them nonetheless hospitalised on Tuesday.

Footage confirmed the roof of the ornate constructing, a personal regulation academy, all however destroyed after the strike as firefighters battled the flames.

“Monsters. Beasts. Savages. Scum. I don’t know what else to say,” Gennadiy Trukhanov, the mayor of Odesa, mentioned in a video posted on Telegram. “People are going for a walk by the sea and they are shooting and killing.”

The constructing can also be reported to be the residence of former MP Serhiy Kivalov, who runs the regulation academy and was believed to have been wounded within the strike, in accordance with Ukrainian media.

Dmytro Pletenchuk, a spokesman for the Ukrainian navy, mentioned the strike was carried out by an Iskander-M ballistic missile with a cluster warhead.

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